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George Antique III Silver Mug

£795

Stock: 10309

Date: 1762

Maker: Samuel Whitford I

Country: England

A handsome antique silver mug of baluster form having a shaped scroll handle and spreading foot. Good size. Classic plain...

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Description

Description

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.

Marks. Stamped underneath with a full and clear set of English silver hallmarks.

Literature. The term “mug” is traditionally used for a single-handed, lidless drinking vessel. They are nearly all of either pint or half pint capacity. Antique silver mugs are very rarely found as early as tankards, the earliest seeming to date from about 1680.

Condition

This useful drinking mug is in very good condition. Good colour. Moderate signs of wear commensurate with age.

Maker Information

Maker: Samuel Whitford I

Samuel Whitford I, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. Only mark entered as smallworker 1764. Records show him as having worked as bucklemaker, smallworker and goldsmith.

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