George I Silver Mug


Stock: 9692

Date: 1726

Maker: Humphrey Payne

Country: England

A handsome early English silver mug with a slightly baluster shape on a spreading foot. Good plain style typical of...

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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.

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


This early English silver mug is in very good condition. Excellent patina. Good weight. Stamped underneath with a full set of clear English silver hallmarks. There is a small mark inside where the handle joins the body. 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 Information

Maker: Humphrey Payne

Humphrey Payne, London silversmith, apprenticed to Roger Grange 1694, turned over to Thomas Parr, free 1701. 1st mark entered as largeworker 1701. 2nd and 3rd marks (Sterling) undated circa 1720. 4th mark 1739. Livery 1708. Court 1734. Warden 1747-9. Died 1751 (same day as Paul de Lamerie).

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