Silver mug with sheep shearing inscription

Silver mug with sheep shearing inscription

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1690

This Victorian silver pint mug is an agricultural presentation mug for a sheep shearing event. The interior is gilded and, as well as the beautiful hand-engraved decoration, this silver mug bears the following inscription:

Presented to Mr Henry Tucker
by the local committee at Wedmore
of the West Mendip Sheep Shearing Society
to commemorate the Society's match held in his field.
May 18 1894

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.

Dimensions:

Height 120 mm / 4 34"
Diameter 85 mm / 3 12"
Weight 371 g (11.93 troy ozs)
Year

1889

Place

London

Condition

Excellent

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