Antique Indian Silver Mug

Date: Circa 1857

Maker: Allan & Hayes

Country: India


Of colonial interest. An excellent quality large silver tankard with all over grape vine decoration. Very large and heavy.  Original bright gilt interior. Applied cast silver foot and handle with bark detail. To the front is an inscription in old fashioned script.

Contains 900 ml.

Weight 819 grams, 26.3 troy ounces.

Height 14.5 cm. Diameter of top 10 cm. Spread across handle 15.5 cm.

Circa 1857.

Stamped underneath with the maker Allan & Hayes – colonial silversmiths working in Calcutta, India during the mid 19th century.

Inscribed. “To Walter M Norton from W & GE Chapman, A Souvenir of their visit to Spring Gardens Hong Kong in May 1857”

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