George I Silver Mug
George I Silver Mug
George I Silver Mug
George I Silver Mug
George I Silver Mug
George I Silver Mug
George I Silver Mug
George I Silver Mug
George I Silver Mug
George I Silver Mug

RICHARD BAYLEY, LONDON (worked 1708-c.1750)

George I Silver Mug

1716 London England

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£750 gbp
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A rare early antique silver tankard with straight sides and a simple handle. Britannnia standard silver*. Charming small size and suitable as a child’s christening mug. Typical decoration of the period with a body and three embossed bands of decoration around the centre. Excellent colour. To the front is an engraved crest on a shield within a decorative cartouche of ribbons and harebells. Contains 193ml. Weight 193 grams, 6.2 troy ounces. Height 9.2cm. Diameter 6.5cm (top). Spread 10.5cm. London 1716. Maker Richard Bayley.
This superb mug is in very good condition and has no repairs or restoration. Excellent patina. Stamped with a full set of clear English silver hallmarks. There is a small dent at the top of the handle, the base is not quite round.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
*Britannia Standard silver. In 1696, so extensive had become the melting and clipping of coinage that the silversmiths were forbidden to use the sterling standard for their wares, but had to use a new higher standard, 95.8 per cent pure. New hallmarks were ordered, “the figure of a woman commonly called Britannia” and the lion’s head erased (torn off at the neck) replacing the lion passant and the leopard’s head crowned. This continued until the old standard of 92.5 per cent was restored in 1720. Britannia standard silver still continues to be produced even today.
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