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George II Silver Mug

Date: 1752

Maker: John Bayley

Country: England

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A good quality antique silver tankard of large size and good weight. Of plain form with baluster shape and a shaped handle with acanthus leaf ornament. Ununscribed.

Contains 600 ml, over 1 imperial pint.

Weight 370 grams, 11.8 troy ounces.

Height 13cm. Spread 13cm. Diameter 8.6cm.

London 1752.

Maker John Bayley.

Sterling silver.

Literature. The term "mug" is traditionally used for a single-handed, lidless drinking vessel. They are nearly all of either pint or half pint capacity. Antique silver mugs are very rarely found as early as tankards, the earliest seeming to date from about 1680.

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