9084
George I Silver Mug

Date: 1716

Maker: Richard Bayley, London

Country: England

Stock Number: 9084

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A rare early antique silver tankard with straight sides and a simple handle. Britannnia standard silver*. Charming small size and suitable as a child's christening mug. Typical decoration of the period with a body and three embossed bands of decoration around the centre. Excellent colour. To the front is an engraved crest on a shield within a decorative cartouche of ribbons and harebells. Contains 193ml. Weight 193 grams, 6.2 troy ounces. Height 9.2cm. Diameter 6.5cm (top). Spread 10.5cm. London 1716. Maker Richard Bayley.

Literature: *Britannia Standard silver. In 1696, so extensive had become the melting and clipping of coinage that the silversmiths were forbidden to use the sterling standard for their wares, but had to use a new higher standard, 95.8 per cent pure. New hallmarks were ordered, "the figure of a woman commonly called Britannia" and the lion's head erased (torn off at the neck) replacing the lion passant and the leopard's head crowned. This continued until the old standard of 92.5 per cent was restored in 1720. Britannia standard silver still continues to be produced even today.

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