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Tankards & Mugs

  • 1859

    Joseph & Albert Savory

    6510 Victorian Silver Christening Mug


    A very pretty antique sterling silver mug with a cast decorative foot. Lovely deep chased decoration of flowers, scrolls and leaves. Weight 140 grams, 4.5 troy ounces. Height 8 cms. Diameter 7.5 cms. Contains 200 ml. London 1859. Maker A B Savory & Sons.

  • Circa 1870


    9811 Antique Chinese Silver Mug


    A fantastic little silver christening mug with the original bright gilt interior. The body is applied with charming scenes of Chinese figures going about their daily life. The handle is shaped in the form of a dragon. To the front is a shield with the name “Joyce”. Contains 170 ml. Weight 149 grams, 4.7 troy ounces. Height 9.2cm/10cm. Diameter of top 5.4cm. Stamped underneath with Chinese silver marks for Leeching, Canton, Hong Kong & Shanghai. Circa 1870.

  • 1875


    7089 Victorian Silver Christening Mug by Elkington


    A delightful antique sterling silver mug with embossed decoration of children and putti. Fantastic quality, even the handle is in the form of a putti, and there are face masks around the base. To the front is an ornamental cartouche (uninscribed). Original interior gilding. No detail has been spared in the manufacture and the mug even has a double skin so that the embossed detail is hidden on the inside. Weight 341 grams, 10.9 troy ounces. Height 9.50 cms. Diameter 8 cms. Birmingham 1875. Maker Frederick Elkington.

  • 1875

    Joseph Angell

    8116 Antique Silver Christening Mug


    An excellent quality antique sterling silver mug with a stylistic vine leaf decoration around the body and acanthus leaf handle. Heavy cast silver. Uninscribed. Original interior gilding. Contains 200 ml. Weight 229 grams, 7.3 troy ounces. Height 10.25 cms. Diameter 8.3 cms. London 1821. Maker Joseph Angell.

  • 1888

    Thomas Johnson

    9402 Antique Silver Coin Tankard


    A rare antique sterling silver coin tankard with Chinese coins and an interesting inscription from (most likely) the exclusive little Bowling Club No. 49 Nanking Road, Shanghai. Contains 760 ml. Weight 622 grams, 20 troy ounces. Height 19.3 cm (to thumbpiece). Diameter 9.8 cm. Spread 16.6 cm. London 1888. Maker Thomas Johnson.

  • 1890

    Hubert Schiffer

    7471 Antique Silver and "Raeren" Stoneware Jug


    An antique English amphora jug or vase in the manner of Jan Emens Mennicken, German, 1540–1593, the body with decorative armorial medallions dated 1588 and 1594, the 3 handles dated 1590. With a sterling silver foot and collar and a detachable silver lid. This jug was in the collection of Sir Charles Jackson, the author of the esteemed book on English silver hallmarks. Height 38 cms. Spread across handles 18 cms. Diameter of base 12 cms. Makers mark only – “IM” over a billet and pellet. The silver marks are recorded in Jacksons for 1594 however the vase is a later copy circa 1890 by Hubert Schiffer. Schiffer ran a small workshop in Raeren specialising in copies of renaissance originals. Examples of his work are rare and were often damaged on purpose to make them look ‘authentic’. There is a similar vase in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (see accompanying documentation).

    Literature: Sir Charles Jackson: ‘An Illustrated History of English Plate’, published 1911, vol. II, page 781, figure 1015, where the author compares the makers mark to that on the communion flagon at Westwell.

    Provenance: Sir Charles Jackson.
    William Randolph Hurst sold Sotheby & Co. London, 22nd June 1939 ‘The Property of William Randolph Hurst, Esq’, lot 72.

    Museum of Fine Arts in Boston http://educators.mfa.org/node/306110

  • 1909

    D & M Davis

    8563 Antique Silver Lidded Tankard


    A good early 20th century sterling silver tankard with domed lid and baluster form. Good weight and size. Excellent plain style. Uninscribed. Good colour. Contains 1220 ml. Weight 988 grams, 31.7 troy ounces. Height 21.5 cms (to top of thumb piece). Spread 19 cms. Diameter 11.2 cms (top), 12.3 cms (base). London 1909. Maker D & M Davis.

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