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SOLD - Newcastle Sterling Silver Quart Mug by Christian Ker Reid - Antique George III

An exceptional, fine and impressive, large antique George III Newcastle sterling silver quart mug made by Christian Ker Reid; an addition to our Georgian silverware collection

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SOLD - Newcastle Sterling Silver Quart Mug by  Christian Ker Reid - Antique George III
SOLD - Newcastle Sterling Silver Quart Mug by Christian Ker Reid - Antique George III

Description


This exceptional antique George III Newcastle sterling silver quart* mug has a plain tapering cylindrical form.


The body of this impressive Georgian silver mug is embellished with a contemporary bright cut engraved crest depicting a dragons head erased.


This fine example of antique silverware is further ornamented with three broad bands of tooled decoration.


The mug is fitted with a large plain faceted C scroll handle; large handles are a prevalent feature of Newcastle provincial silver.


This silver quart mug is crafted by the collectable and renowned Newcastle silversmith Christian Ker Reid, and features his maker's mark on the handle and underside of the body, in addition to the full hallmarks.


* Imperial quart = 2 pints/1.14 litres


Date: 1802

Condition


This antique mug is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The bright cut engraved crest is very crisp and the tooled decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the mug are all very clear, in keeping with age and location.

The maker's mark to the underside of the mug and the surface of the handle are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length from back of handle to rim 17.8cm/7"

Diameter of rim 9.9cm/3.9"

Diameter of foot 10.9cm/4.3"

Height 14.7cm/5.8"


 
 
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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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