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SOLD - Sterling Silver Christening Mug by Joseph Angell I - Antique William IV

A fine and impressive antique William IV English sterling silver christening mug made by Joseph Angell I; an addition to our silver christening collection

SKU: W8081
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SOLD - Sterling Silver Christening Mug by Joseph Angell I - Antique William IV
SOLD - Sterling Silver Christening Mug by Joseph Angell I - Antique William IV


This fine antique William IV sterling silver christening mug has a campania shaped form to a domed spreading foot.

The body of the mug is embellished with a fine and impressive chased and applied decoration depicting a fenced country scene with chickens and dogs to the foreground.

The decoration to the body incorporates a slightly later inscription ‘Presented at the Court Leet of the Manor of Fontaiell Magua, held Nov 2nd 1848, by the Jurymen and Officers to George Terry Short, as a token of their appreciation of his constant attendances at the said Court during a period of Fifty Years.’ above the country scene.

The lower bulbous portion of the body bears a further later engraved inscription ‘Sir Richard Plumptre Glyn, Baronet, Lord of the Manor. George Evans, Steward’.

The mug is fitted with a fine and impressive S scroll handle ornamented with a scrolling leaf decorated thumbpiece and scrolling upper and lower terminals.

The subtly octofoil shaped foot of the mug is encircled with a scrolling border accented with a floral motif to each incurve.

This impressive christening mug, crafted by the renowned London silversmith Joseph Angell I, is highly desirable due to its shape and embellished scene.

Date: 1830


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

The chased and applied decoration is all very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside are all very clear.

Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.


Height to top of thumbpiece 9.8cm/3.9"

Diameter of rim 8.3cm/3.3"

Diameter of foot 6.5cm/2.6"

Length from back of handle to front rim 11.6cm/4.6"

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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