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.
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