George II Silver Mug


Stock: 9914

Date: 1757

Maker: John Langland

Country: England

English provincial silver. An antique silver mug of plain straight sided design with a simple scroll handle and hand engraved...

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English provincial silver. An antique silver mug of plain straight sided design with a simple scroll handle and hand engraved lion crest to the front over a decorative monogram. Small size.

Contains 225 ml.

Weight 181 grams, 5.8 troy ounces.

Height 9cm. Diameter 6.5cm (top), 8.1cm (base).

Newcastle 1757.

Maker John Langland.

Sterling silver.

Suitable as a christening gift.

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


In very good condition

Maker Information

Maker: John Langland

John Langlands, Newcastle based silversmith, patriarch of the Langlands family, who for sixty years were the largest silverplate producers in Newcastle. Apprenticed to Isaac Cookson, Langlands took over, in partnership with John Goodrick, the business of their ex-master when he died in 1754. John continued alone when Goodrick died in 1757. In 1778 John went into partnership with John Robertson I until 1795. After his death in 1793 his wife Margaret ran the business until the partnership was dissolved two years later. Langlands son, Robert II took over the business which continued to produce high quality silverwares. Robert II’s widow Dorothy took over after his death in 1804 and continued on until her retirement in 1814. The Langlands and Robertson partnership was very prolific and they became renowned sugar tong makers rivalling good London producers of the same period. They entered marks in 1778 and 1780 and continued to use both of them, so dating their pieces can be difficult on marks alone.

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