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Sterling Silver 'Barrel' Quart Mug - Antique George III

An exceptional, fine and impressive, large antique George III English sterling silver quart mug in the form of a barrel; an addition to our Georgian silverware collection

SKU: A4692

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This exceptional antique George III sterling silver quart* mug has been realistically modelled in the form of a barrel.

The body of this impressive large barrel beer mug is embellished with three broad bands of tooled decoration replicating the details of the bilge and quarter hoops.

The mug is fitted with a large plain faceted opposing scroll handle accented with a leaf design to the upper plateau.

The underside of the mug bears the engraved name/inscription 'W. Walker'.

This large antique mug has a fine colour and patination**.

* Imperial quart = 2 pints/1.14 litres

** Patination or Patina is a subtle colouration or tarnish which forms on the surface of some metals, produced by oxidation or other chemical processes. A good patina proffers an aesthetically pleasing look.

Date: 1794


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

The tooled decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the mug are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

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


Length from back of handle to rim 15.5cm/6.1"

Diameter of rim 9.2cm/3.6"

Diameter of body 10cm/3.9"

Height 14.7cm/5.8"

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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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