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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”.

  • 1661 - 1673

    Thomas Cooper

    6457 Charles II Silver Cup

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    A delightful early English antique silver mug or drinking cup. Simple tapering sides and scroll handle. To the front there is a contemporary intertwined monogram engraved within a decorative cartouche. Engraved to the handle there are two initials. Excellent condition and colour. Weight 96 grams, 3.0 troy ounces. Height 6.5 cms. Diameter of top 7 cms, base 5.5 cms. London hallmarks for either 1661 or 1673. Maker T.C (page 133 Jacksons. Probably Thomas Cooper – David Mitchell’s Silvermakers of Elizabethan and Stuart London.

  • 1678

    John Sutton

    9378 Antique Charles II Silver Mug

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    A rare find. An early English silver mug of large size and very heavy gauge silver dating from the Charles II period. Uninscribed. With a plain straight sided form, simple reeded bands to top and base and an “S” scroll handle. Excellent colour. Weight 447 grams, 14.3 troy ounces. Height 12.8 cm. Diameter 10.3 cm (top). Contains 1000 ml. London 1678. Makers John Sutton.

  • 1680

    St John Hoyte

    9274 Charles II Silver Cup

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    A charming 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. Hand engraved to the front is a double crest. Contains 550 ml. Weight 271 grams, 8.7 troy ounces.. Height 11.1 cm. Diameter 6.5 cm. Sterling silver. London 1680. Makers mark ‘SH’ conjoined (see Jacksons Page 137*), possibly St John Hoyte (see David Mitchell’s Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London page 488/9).

  • 1683

    Marmeduke Best

    9199 Rare Charles II Provincial Silver Mug

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    Exceptionally rare York mug. A large antique 17th Century sterling silver mug of tapering cylindrical form with a reed border and large scroll handle engraved with the initials ‘FL WM’. Superb condition and patina. Lovely hand beaten finish. Contains 850 ml. Weight 395 grams, 12.7 troy ounces. Height 11.8cm. Diameter 10.3cm (top).11.4 cms (base). Excellent deep punches. York 1683. Maker Marmeduke Best.

  • 1683

     

    8091 Charles II Childs Silver Mug

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    A charming little 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 50 cc. Weight 27 grams. Height 4.25 cms. Diameter 4 cms. Spread across handle 6.25 cms. Sterling silver. Full English hallmarks for London 1683. Makers mark “C” enclosing “K” (see Jacksons Page 139)*.

  • 1686

     

    9198 Antique James II Silver Mug

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    A rare early English silver mug of large size and very heavy gauge silver dating from the James II period. With a plain straight sided tapering form, simple reeded bands to top and base and an “S” scroll handle. To the front is an impressive hand engraved armorial with the crest of a sheep and the motto “Felice Chi Puo”. Excellent colour. Weight 475 grams, 15.2 troy ounces. Height 11 cm. Diameter 8.6 cm (top), 10 cm (base). Contains 1 pint. London 1686. Makers mark entered in Jacksons Page 142. Handle unmarked.

  • 1686

    John Cruttall

    9282 Antique James II Silver Mug

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    A good early antique sterling silver tankard of cylindrical form with coopered bands and a shaped handle. Excellent plain styling. A nice detail is the decorative ribbed spine to the top of the handle. Uninscribed. Good colour. Owners initials “EH” etched to the top of the handle. Contains 450 ml. Weight 299 grams, 9.6 troy ounces. Height 11.5 cm. Spread 13.cm. Diameter 8 cm (top). London 1686. Maker “IC” probably John Cruttall* (ref. Dr David Mitchell “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”).

  • 1694

     

    9217 William & Mary Antique Silver Mug

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    A rare early antique sterling silver tankard with straight sides and a simple strap handle with a beaded rat tail. Large size. Decorated with bands of reed to the top and a band of hand engraved stars/fleur de lys over an embossed fluted panel to the lower body. Excellent colour. To the front is an engraved monogram. Height 9.5 cms. Diameter 9.0 cms (base). Contains 450 ml, ¾ pint. Weight 224 grams, 7.2 troy ounces. London 1694. Maker “HO”* see Jacksons Page 147.

  • 1700

    William Fawdery

    8838 William III Antique Silver Mug

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    A fine early antique silver tankard of cylindrical form with coopered bands and a shaped handle. *Britannia standard silver. Excellent plain styling and a hand engraved plumage armorial to the front. Good colour. Contains 550 ml, 1 imperial pint. Weight 351 grams, 11.2 troy ounces. Height 11.3 cms. Spread 3.2 cms. Diameter 8.2 cms (top), 9.4 cms (base). London 1700. Maker William Fawdery.

  • 1705

    Matthew Cooper

    8605 Queen Anne Silver Mug

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    A rare early antique silver tankard with straight sides and a simple strap handle. Britannnia standard silver*. Small size and suitable as a childs christening mug. Typical decoration of the period with a high relief gadroon band around the centre, a reeded band around the base and 3 bands of hand engraved stars and loop motifs. Excellent colour. To the front is an vacant cartouche with scroll and fish scale decoration. Contains 240 ml. Weight 116 grams, 3.7 troy ounces. Height 9 cms. Diameter 6.5 cms (top), 7 cms (base). London 1705. Maker probably Matthew Cooper.

  • 1708

    John Hodson

    7346 Queen Anne Silver Mug

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    A handsome early English silver mug of plain straight sided form with banding. Britannia standard silver. Excellent colour. Uninscribed. A nice detail is the decorative ribbed spine to the top of the handle. Contains 650 ml. Weight 374 grams, 12 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. London 1708. Maker John Hodson.

  • 1711

    Richard Green

    8966 Antique Queen Anne Silver Mug

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    A fine early antique silver tankard of cylindrical form with coopered bands and a shaped handle. *Britannia standard silver. Excellent plain styling. To the front there is a good hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. Good weight and colour. Contains 550 ml, 1 pint. Weight 372 grams, 11.9 troy ounces. Height 11.4 cms. Spread 13.2 cms. Diameter 8.5 cms (top). London 1711. Maker Richard Green.

  • 1715

     

    9325 Large George I Silver Mug

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    An impressive early English silver tankard with straight sides and plain form. Britannia standard silver. Lovely hand beaten finish. Unusual large size. Good proportions and excellent colour. Contains 2 pints. Weight 525 grams, 16.8 troy ounces. Height 14 cms. Diameter of top 10.5 cms. London 1715. Makers mark rubbed.

  • 1715

     

    9360 Antique George I Silver Mug

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    An impressive early English silver tankard with straight sides and coopered banding. Good plain form with hand beaten finish. Britannia standard silver*. Hand engraved to the front is a large hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. Contains 600 ml. Weight 359 grams, 11.5 troy ounces. Height 11.4 cm. Diameter of top 8.8 cm. Spread 14.5 cm. London 1715. Maker indistinct.

  • 1716

    William Fleming

    8940 Antique George I Silver Mug

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    A handsome antique silver tankard of good size and weight. *Britannia standard silver. Plain baluster shape, almost straight sided, with a shaped handle. Excellent colour. Uninscribed. Hand engraved underneath with the owner’s initials. Contains 500 ml. Weight 305 grams, 10.2 troy ounces. Height 11.5 cms (to top of thumb piece). Spread 12.5 cms. Diameter 8.4 cms. London 1716. Maker William Fleming.

  • 1716

    Richard Bayley

    9084 George I Silver Mug

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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.

  • 1719

    Richard Bayley

    9808 George I Silver Mug

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    A handsome early English silver mug with a slightly baluster shape on a spreading foot. Good plain style typical of the period. Excellent colour and weight. Large hand engraved crest to the front. Owners initials inscribed to the underside. Contains 500 ml, just under 1 imperial pint. Weight 343 grams, 11.02 troy ounces. Height 12cm (to top of thumb piece). Spread 13cm. Diameter 8.5cm. London 1719. Maker Richard Bayley. Britannia standard silver.

  • 1720

    William Paradise

    7813 Antique George I Silver Mug

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    A handsome antique sterling silver tankard of good size and weight. Plain baluster shape, almost straight sided, with a shaped handle. Excellent colour and lovely hand hammered finish. To the front there is a large contemporary hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. Contains 450 ml. Weight 305 grams, 9.8 troy ounces. Height 10.75 cms (to top of thumb piece). Diameter at top 8 cms. London 1720. Maker William Paradise

  • 1722

    Thomas Tearle

    6082 George I Britannia Standard Silver Childs Mug

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    A rare item. An early antique miniature silver mug of plain style with straight sides and a simple scroll handle. Britannia standard silver*. Weight 2.0 troy ounces. Height 6.5 cms. Diameter 5 cms. London 1722. Maker Thomas Tearle.

  • 1722

    William Fleming

    9414 Antique George I Miniature Silver Mug

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    A charming little antique silver toy mug or tankard of plain form with a simple scroll handle. Engraved to the front with a lion crest. The mug looks like an exact copy of a full size original and the great attention to detail and slightly larger size than normal toys of this period indicate that it may well have been a traveller’s sample. Weight 78 grams, 2.5 troy ounces. Height 6.1cm. Spread 7.3cm. Diameter 5cm. London 1722. William Fleming

  • 1723

    Thomas Farren

    7855 George I Silver Mug

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    A handsome early English sterling silver mug with a slightly baluster shape on a spreading foot. Good plain style typical of the period. Excellent colour and weight. To the front there is a fine contemporary hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. To the top of the handle are two owners initials. Contains 450 ml. Weight 316 grams, 10.1 troy ounces. Height 11 cms (to thumb piece). Diameter of top 8 cms. London 1723. Maker Thomas Farren.

  • 1725

    William Darker

    8888 George II Silver Mug

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    A handsome antique sterling silver mug of straight sided baluster form with a simple scroll handle. Excellent plain style. Lovely hand beaten silver, good gauge. To the front there is a hand engraved crest of a dragon with outstretched wings. Contains 270 ml, half pint. Weight 208 grams, 6.8 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cms (to top of handle). Diameter 7 cms (top), 6,7 cms (base). London 1725. Maker probably William Darker.

  • 1725

    Jonah Clifton

    9111 Antique George II Silver Mug

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    A handsome antique silver tankard of plain baluster shape, almost straight sided, with a shaped handle. *Britannia standard silver. Excellent colour. Initial “W” engraved to the front in old fashioned script. Contains 220 ml. Weight 212 grams, 6.8 troy ounces. Height 9 cm. Spread 10 cm. Diameter 6.75 cm. London 1725. Maker Jonah Clifton.

  • 1726

    Humphrey Payne

    9692 George I Silver Mug

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    A handsome early English silver mug with a slightly baluster shape on a spreading foot. Good plain style typical of the period. Excellent colour and weight. Uninscribed. Contains 670 ml, over 1 imperial pint. Weight 367 grams, 11.8 troy ounces. Height 12.8cm (to top of thumb piece). Spread 13.2cm. Diameter 8.6cm. London 1726. Maker Humphrey Payne. Sterling silver.

  • 1727

    John Edwards II

    9049 George II Silver Mug

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    A handsome antique sterling silver mug of baluster form with a simple scroll handle. Excellent plain style. Good gauge silver. Uninscribed. Contains 460, just under a pint. Weight 343 grams, 11 troy ounces. Height 11.5 cms. Diameter 7.8 cms (top), 8.2 cms (base). London 1727. Maker John Edwards II.

  • 1728

    Edward Vincent

    8608 Pair of Antique George II Silver Mugs

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    An exceptional pair of early English sterling silver mugs with baluster shape on a spreading foot. Lovely chunky style and plain features typical of the period. Good gauge metal and very heavy weight. Excellent colour. To the front there is a large hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. Each mug has the scratchweight engraved underneath. Each contains 330 ml. Total weight 715 grams, 22.9 troy ounces. Height 11 cms. Diameter of top 7 cms. London 1728. Maker Edward Vincent.

  • 1729

    Richard Bayley

    6772 George II Silver Mug

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    A handsome antique sterling silver tankard of good size and weight. Plain baluster shape, almost straight sided, with a simple scroll handle. Excellent colour. Weight 337 grams, 10.8 troy ounces. Contains 1 pint. Height 11.5 cms. Diameter at top 9 cms. London 1729. Maker Richard Bayley.

  • 1730

    William Darker

    8611 George II Silver Mug

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    A handsome antique sterling silver mug of slightly baluster form with a cast scroll handle. Classic plain style. Uninscribed. Hand engraved at the top of the handle there is a set of initials. Contains 530 ml. Weight 311 grams, 10 troy ounces. Height 11.5 cms. Diameter of top 8.5 cms. London 1730. Maker William Darker.

  • 1733

    John Gorsuch

    9161 George II Silver Mug

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    A handsome antique sterling silver mug of baluster form with a shaped scroll handle. Excellent plain style. Good gauge silver. Uninscribed. Contains 310 ml. Weight 210 grams, 6.7 troy ounces. Height 9.8 cm. Diameter 8.6 cm (top). Spread 10.7 cm. London 1733. Maker John Gorsuch.

  • 1734

    Paul de Lamerie

    8487 George II Silver Mug by Paul de Lamerie

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    An excellent antique sterling silver tankard by this important and sought after Huguenot silversmith. With the plain style typical of this date this mug has an attractive baluster shape on a spreading foot and has a simple S scroll handle. Contains 300 ml, half pint. Good patina. To the front there is a large hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. Weight 234 grams, 9.4 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cms. Diameter 7 cms (top). Spread across handle 11 cms. London 1734. Maker Paul de Lamerie

  • 1734

    Paul de Lamerie

    8129 George II Silver Mug by Paul de Lamerie

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    An excellent antique sterling silver tankard by this important and sought after Huguenot silversmith. With the plain style typical of this date this mug has an attractive baluster shape on a spreading foot and has a simple S scroll handle. Good size. Contains 500 ml. Weight 295 grams, 9.4 troy ounces. Height 11.5 cms. Diameter 8.1 cms (top). Spread across handle 12.5 cms. London 1734. Maker Paul de Lamerie.

  • 1735

    Paul de Lamerie

    7281 George II Silver Mug by Paul de Lamerie

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    An excellent antique sterling silver tankard by this important and sought after Huguenot silversmith. With the plain style typical of this date this mug has an attractive baluster shape on a spreading foot and has a simple S scroll handle. Large size, good gauge silver and lovely patina. Weight 388 grams, 12.4 troy ounces. Height 12 cms. Diameter 8.2 cms (top), 9.4 cms (base). London 1735. Maker Paul de Lamerie.

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