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Sterling Silver Christening Mug - Antique Victorian (1886)

£1,995.00

An exceptional, fine and impressive large antique Victorian English sterling silver christening mug; part of our silver christening collection

Maker: Unknown

SKU C6517

This antique Victorian silver christening mug has a circular, subtly tapering rounded form onto a circular spreading foot.


The body of the mug is embellished with exceptional embossed and chased decorated angel/putto* head designs, accented with wing motifs to the nadir.


The body of this large mug is further ornamented with large ribbon bow motifs and floral festoons, encompassing the aforementioned portrait designs, all within an arabesque band and matte background.


The decoration to the body incorporates a vacant shaped cartouche to the anterior.


The lower portion of this Victorian silver christening mug is encompassed with a plain applied girdle, above further chased floral designs within a shaped-scalloped border.


This mug is fitted with a cast silver angular handle with leaf decorated bifurcating terminals, in addition to impressive ribbon and leaf ornamentation to the upper portion of the handpiece.


This exceptional example of Victorian silverware retains the original gilding.


This impressive antique silver mug is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire.


* In art and culture, a putto (plural: putti) is a chubby male child, usually nude and occasionally bearing wings.


Read a brief history about christening gifts


Maker: Unknown
Date: 1886

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

The chased, embossed and cast decoration is all very sharp; it can be determined this piece has seen little to no use.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the mug are very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique Victorian silverware


Length from back of handle to rim 13.5cm/5.3"

Width 8.5cm/3.3"

Height 14.3cm/5.6"


10.3 troy ounces/322g


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