George II style silver pint mug

George II style silver pint mug

£550

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Classic George II style silver pint mug with flared rim and spreading collet base; a design that would have been popular in the mid-18th century.

A silver mug is a lidless drinking vessel with a handle and English silver mugs were made in graduated sizes; the most common being the quart, pint, half pint and gill. Gallon and half gallon mugs like this example appear from time to time.

The first "pots" (aka mugs) appeared in English taverns around 1650 and these early examples were tall with heavy banding, but around 1690-1700 mugs with plain bodies appeared.

Dimensions:

Height 120 mm / 4 34"
Diameter 95 mm / 3 "
Weight 296 g (9.52 troy ozs)
Year

1937

Place

Sheffield

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