This exceptional antique early George II sterling silver mug has a plain baluster shaped form onto a circular domed spreading foot.
The surface of this antique silver mug is plain and embellished with the contemporary engraved crest of a human head couped at the shoulders, surmounted with a coronet.
The upper and lower portions are encircled with tooled decorated borders to the rims.
This Georgian silver mug is fitted with an impressive S scroll handle with a plain thumbpiece ornamented with the contemporary engraved initials 'EMR'.
This impressive antique silver mug was crafted by the renowned London silversmiths Gabriel Sleath.
Such small Georgian tankards are becoming increasingly difficult to locate; period tankards of this size would have been crafted for a lady.
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Maker: Gabriel Sleath