Antique Silver Christening Mug
Maker: Joseph Angell
An excellent quality antique sterling silver mug with a stylistic vine leaf decoration around the body and acanthus leaf handle....
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.
This lovely child's mug is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The silver marks are clear and easy to read. The makers mark is rubbed in part but can be made out. Original interior gilding (slightly worn). Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
Maker: Joseph Angell
Originally a firm of manufacturing silversmiths, the Angell family business became one of the largest and most important silver and jewellery manufacturers and retailers in London in the mid 19th century. They participated in many major exhibitions worldwide and won many awards of excellence. The founder, Joseph Angell, was apprenticed to Henry Nutting 1796, free 1804. First mark entered as plateworker 1811, second marks 1824. Third in partnership with his brother John Angell (apprenticed to William Elliott 1799, free 1807) in 1831. In circa 1837 Joseph’s son Joseph joined the business which became Angell, Son & Angell. In 1840 John Angell left and Joseph Angell senior and junior continued with a new mark (JA over JA). Joseph junior continued in his own name after his father’s retirement in 1848, participating in many major exhibitions and winning many awards of excellence, particularly for his enamel work. 1867-76 he was in partnership with John Browne after which he traded as Angell & Co. John Angell’s son, John Charles Angell was apprenticed to his father 1825, free 1832. He entered his first mark together with his brother George in 1840. George continued the business after John’s death in 1850 as George Angell & Co (1852-1860). George died in 1884 when the firm was taken over by Frederick Courthope who continued to trade under the same name until 1889.
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