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Mugs

Handsome antique silver mugs are very collectable. They make a stunning display and can be used and enjoyed over the passage of time. Perfect as a gift.

The term “Mug” is traditionally used for a single-handed, lidless drinking vessel and these are nearly all of either pint or half pint capacity. They are rarely found as early as tankards, the first ones being circa 1680. Nowadays mugs are often referred to as “tankards”.

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Mugs

Handsome antique silver mugs are very collectable. They make a stunning display and can be used and enjoyed over the passage of time. Perfect as a gift.

The term “Mug” is traditionally used for a single-handed, lidless drinking vessel and these are nearly all of either pint or half pint capacity. They are rarely found as early as tankards, the first ones being circa 1680. Nowadays mugs are often referred to as “tankards”.

  • 1684

     

    10247 Charles II Antique Silver Mug

    £4,750

    A rare early English silver mug of plain form. The body is raised from sheet and has a simple strap handle and an incised, reeded neck. This is the earliest type of mug. Contains 520ml. Weight 210 grams, 6.7 troy ounces. Height 16cm. Diameter 7.7cm. Spread across handle 13.2cm. London 1684. Makers mark “PM” start above and below (see Jacksons Page 138). Sterling silver. 17th century.

  • 1692

    John Cruttall

    10355 William and Mary Antique Silver Mug

    £3,350

    A charming piece of chinoiserie silver. A rare early antique silver tankard of straight sided form with bands of reed to the top and a simple strap handle. Small size. The hand engraved decoration has a naive oriental scene incorporating Chinese people and exotic birds. To the front is a vacant cartouche with intertwined foliage. Contains 160ml. Weight 280g, 9 troy oz. Height 8.8cm. Diameter 7.4cm (top). London 1692. Maker John Cruttall. Sterling silver.

  • 1693

    George Manjoy

    9539 William & Mary Antique Silver Miniature Mug

    £2,350

    A delightful little collector’s piece. This rare miniature (or toy) mug is an exact copy of a full size original. Of globular form it has a reeded and incised neck, and double scroll handle. This style was only made for a short period at the end of the 17th century and is the earliest type of mug you are likely to come across. The body is engraved with an exotic bird and leafy branches. Weight 14 grams, less than 1/2 troy ounce. Height 3.5cm. Spread 4.9cm. London 1693. Maker George Manjoy, a specialist toy maker.

  • 1694

    John Cory

    9987 William & Mary Antique Silver Childs Mug

    £3,350

    A charming little early English silver mug of plain form. Charming small size and suitable for a child/christening mug. The body is raised from sheet and has a simple strap handle and an incised, reeded neck. This is the earliest type of mug. Engraved to the underside are owner’s initials and the date “1695”. Contains 140 ml. Weight 60 grams, 1.9 troy ounces. Height 6.5cm, 7cm to top of handle. Diameter 5cm. Mark “I.C” in a shield with a pellet below. Possibly John Cory. London 1694. Sterling silver.

  • 1697

     

    9990 William III Antique Silver Cup

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    A very unusual antique silver chocolate cup of tapering form on a small applied foot; the simple “S” scroll handle having a beaded rat-tail decoration. The body has four panels of hand applied matting work. This rare little cup was made for drinking hot chocolate, the newly discovered drinking beverage popular c.1680-1720 – see the coloured illustration. Contains 155ml. Weight 108 grams, 3.4 troy ounces. Height 7.7cm. Diameter of top 7.2cm. Spread across the handle 9cm. London 1697. Maker unknown.

  • 1708

    Richard Bayley

    10314 Queen Anne Antique Silver Mug

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    A large antique silver mug with a plain, straight sided, tapering form having concentric reeded bands and a simple scroll handle. Very heavy gauge silver. To the front is an impressive hand engraved armorial with the crest of a deer enclosed within an expansive cartouche. Contains 1100ml. Weight 590 grams, 18.9 troy oz. Height 14.6cm. Spread 18.2cm. Diameter 10.7cm (top), 12.6cm (base). London 1708. Maker Richard Bayley. Britannia standard silver. 18th century.

  • 1712

    William Pearson

    10298 Queen Anne Antique Silver Mug

    £2,750

    A well proportioned early English silver mug with plain styling and a single banded ornament. Excellent colour. Engraved initials “HS” below. Contains 650 ml. Weight 373 grams, 12 troy ounces. Height 13.5cm (to top of handle). Diameter 8.8 (top). London 1712. Maker William Pearson. Britannia standard silver. 18th century.

  • 1731

     

    10328 George II Antique Silver Mug

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    A well proportioned antique silver mug of baluster shape on a spreading foot. Excellent quality and nice chunky style. The plain features are typical of the period. To the front there is a large contemporary hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche.
    Contains 300ml (just over ½ pint). Weight 258 grams, 8.2 troy ounces. Height 9.9cm (to top of handle). Spread 11cm. Diameter 7.1cm (top), 7.5cm (base). London 1731. Maker “F.S”. Sterling silver.

  • 1740

    Richard Bayley

    10284 George II Antique Silver Mug

    £795

    A first class half pint antique silver mug with an attractive bellied shape. Smaller size, perfect for a baby gift. Excellent gauge silver and good weight. Contains 280ml. Weight 256 grams, 8.2 troy ounces. Height 9.3cm. Diameter 6.9cm. London 1740. Maker Richard Bayley. Sterling silver. 18th century.

  • 1746

     

    9922 George II Antique Silver Mug

    £950

    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.

  • 1746

    Robert Albin Cox

    9937 George II Antique Silver Mug

    £950

    A plain antique sterling silver mug of baluster form with a shaped scroll handle with acanthus mount. Excellent quality. Good gauge silver and patina. Contains 450 ml. Weight 327 grams, 10.5 troy ounces. Height 12cm. Spread 12.2cm. Diameter 7.9cm. London 1746. Maker Robert Albin Cox. Sterling silver

  • 1746

    Richard Gurney

    9970 George II Antique Silver Mug

    £950

    An excellent quality antique silver mug of baluster shape on a spreading foot. Nice chunky style. The plain features are typical of the period. Hand engraved to the front with decorative cipher. Contains 550 ml. Weight 329 grams, 10.5 troy ounces. Height 12.3cm. Spread 12.5cm. Diameter 8cm (top), 9cm (base). London 1746. Maker Richard Gurney

  • 1748

    Francis Crump

    9697 George II Silver Mug

    £950

    A handsome antique silver tankard of large size and good weight. Of plain form with baluster shape and a shaped handle. Bright colour. Hand engraved to the front is a monogram in old fashioned script within a decorative cartouche. Contains 580 ml, over 1 imperial pint. Weight 325 grams, 10.4 troy ounces. Height 12.6cm. Spread 12cm. Diameter 8cm. London 1748. Maker probably Francis Crump. Sterling silver.

  • 1751

     

    9927 George II Antique Silver Mug

    £950

    A handsome antique silver tankard of good size and weight. Of plain form with baluster form and acanthus leaf mounted handle. Nice colour. Contains 500 ml. Weight 333 grams, 10.7 troy ounces. Height 12.5cm. Spread 12.1cm. Diameter 8.3cm (top), 8.6cm (base). London 1751. Maker probably Thomas Mason. Sterling silver.

  • 1762

    Samuel Whitford I

    10309 George III Antique Silver Mug

    £795

    A handsome antique silver mug of baluster form having a shaped scroll handle and spreading foot. Good size. Classic plain style. Contains 460 ml. Weight 321 grams, 10.5 troy ounces. Height 10.7cm. Spread 12.4cm. Diameter 8cm (top). London 1762. Maker Samuel Whitford I. Sterling silver. 18th century.

  • 1779

    Edward Fernell

    10316 George III Antique Silver Mug

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    A large antique silver mug of baluster form having a shaped scroll handle with acanthus leaf mount. Classic plain style. To the front is a hand engraved monogram of 3 entwined initials in old fashioned script. Contains 600 ml. Weight 397 grams, 12.7 troy oz. Height 13.8cm. Spread 13cm. Diameter 8.5cm (top). London 1779. Maker Edward Fernell. Sterling silver. 18th century.

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