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Sterling Silver Christening Mug - Antique Victorian (1840)

A fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver christening mug; an addition to our silver christening collection

SKU: A3036
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Sterling Silver Christening Mug - Antique Victorian (1840)

Description


This fine antique Victorian silver christening mug has a campania shaped form to a circular shaped spreading base.


The body and foot of this piece of antique silverware are embellished with impressive bright cut engraved scroll, floral and foliate decoration accented with shaped panels of trellis designs.


The decoration to the body incorporates a vacant shaped scroll bordered cartouche and an applied moulded border to the rim.


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


What is sterling silver?


Date: 1840

Condition


This antique christening mug is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface are all very clear in keeping with age.


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


Dimensions


Length from back of thumbpiece to rim 11.2cm/4.4"

Diameter of rim 7.5cm/3"

Diameter of base 6.4cm/2.5"

Height to top of handle 10.4cm/4.1"


Weight


5.5 troy ounce/170g


 
 
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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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