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Newcastle Sterling Silver Half Pint /Christening Mug - Antique George III

A fine and impressive antique Georgian Newcastle sterling silver half pint/christening mug; an addition to our range of diverse Newcastle silverware

SKU: A1070
Price: £775.00
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Newcastle Sterling Silver Half Pint /Christening Mug - Antique George III
Newcastle Sterling Silver Half Pint /Christening Mug - Antique George III
Newcastle Sterling Silver Half Pint /Christening Mug - Antique George III
Newcastle Sterling Silver Half Pint /Christening Mug - Antique George III
Newcastle Sterling Silver Half Pint /Christening Mug - Antique George III
Newcastle Sterling Silver Half Pint /Christening Mug - Antique George III
Newcastle Sterling Silver Half Pint /Christening Mug - Antique George III
Newcastle Sterling Silver Half Pint /Christening Mug - Antique George III
Newcastle Sterling Silver Half Pint /Christening Mug - Antique George III
Newcastle Sterling Silver Half Pint /Christening Mug - Antique George III
Newcastle Sterling Silver Half Pint /Christening Mug - Antique George III
Newcastle Sterling Silver Half Pint /Christening Mug - Antique George III
Newcastle Sterling Silver Half Pint /Christening Mug - Antique George III
Newcastle Sterling Silver Half Pint /Christening Mug - Antique George III
Newcastle Sterling Silver Half Pint /Christening Mug - Antique George III
Newcastle Sterling Silver Half Pint /Christening Mug - Antique George III
Newcastle Sterling Silver Half Pint /Christening Mug - Antique George III
Newcastle Sterling Silver Half Pint /Christening Mug - Antique George III
Newcastle Sterling Silver Half Pint /Christening Mug - Antique George III
Newcastle Sterling Silver Half Pint /Christening Mug - Antique George III

Description


This fine antique George III Newcastle sterling silver half pint/christening mug has a plain baluster shaped form onto a circular spreading foot.


The surface of this Georgian silver mug is embellished with the contemporary engraved initials ‘IDB’.


The foot and flared upper rim of the body are encircled with bands of tooled decoration.


The mug is fitted with an impressive opposing scroll handle incorporating a plain thumbpiece.


The handle is ornamented to the upper portion with the contemporary engraved initials ‘IDB’ surrounding a simplified quatrefoil motif.


This impressive Georgian silver mug, crafted by the Newcastle silversmith David Crawford, is uncommon and a desirable size.


Date: 1774

Condition


This antique half pint/christening mug is an excellent gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent condition.

There are some minor surface blemishes to the mug, as to be expected, in keeping with age.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the base are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Georgian silverware.


Dimensions


Length from back of handle to rim 10.4cm/4.1"

Diameter of rim 6.7cm/2.6"

Diameter of foot 7.2cm/2.8"

Height 10cm/3.9"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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