George III Silver Mug

Date: 1772

Maker: Charles Wright, London

Country: England

Stock Number: 8858

A handsome antique sterling silver mug of baluster form with scroll handle. Good size. Classic plain style. With the hand engraved phrase to the front in old script "cras fuge querere" - "enjoy the moment"* from the ancient proverb by Horace. Contains 550 ml, 1 imperial pint. Weight 363 grams, 11.6 troy ounces. Height 13.5 cms. Spread 13 cms. Diameter 8.5 cms (top), 9.1 cms (base). London 1772. Maker Charles Wright.

Signed/Inscribed: *"Quid fit futurum cras fuge querere, et Quam Sors dierum cumque ferar, lucro Appone................" –Attributed to Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 B.C.) or Horace, in his Odes, I; 9, 13. Translation: 'Avoid asking what tomorrow will bring". Horace advises us to live in the here and now because nobody can live tomorrow until it becomes today. The proverb is more commonly interpreted as the pursuit of happiness "Accept with thankfulness the time that God bestows on you and do not defer the Enjoyment of the Comforts and Pleasures of Life"

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