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George II Antique Silver Mug

Date: 1746

Country: England

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A good early English silver mug of baluster shape on a spreading foot. Nice chunky style. The plain features are typical of the period. Heavy gauge silver. Excellent colour. Unusual to find “WINE” stamped on the edge of the rim. Owner’s initials “MB” hand engraved to top of handle.

Contains 450 ml.

Weight 343 grams, 11 troy ounces.

Height 11.8cm. Diameter 8.2cm (top), 8.9cm (base).

London 1746.

Maker’s mark badly struck.

Sterling silver.

Marks. Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks. Maker’s mark badly stamped.

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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