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Antique Georgian English Sterling Silver Pint Mug



An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George III English sterling silver pint mug with cockfighting interest; an addition to our Georgian silverware collection. This exceptional antique George III sterling silver pint mug has a plain baluster form onto a circular domed spreading foot. The surface of this antique mug is plain and embellished with the contemporary bright cut engraved initials 'IE' above an illustration depicting a cockerel; the spurs to the cockerels legs and the period of the mug determines this depicts a cockfighting combatant rooster. This mug is fitted with an impressive opposing scroll handle with a chased leaf decorated thumbpiece and scrolling lower terminal. This antique mug has a fine color and patination. Cockfighting was legal in England till the Cruelty to Animals Act in 1835, where the sport was conclusively banned. Patination or patina is a subtle coloration or tarnish which forms on the surface of some metals, produced by oxidation or other chemical processes. A good patina proffers an aesthetically pleasing look. Condition The mug is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the mug are very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver. Dimensions Length from back of handle to rim 12.5 cm / 4.9" Diameter of rim 8cm / 3.1" Diameter of foot 9 cm / 3.5" Height 12.5 cm / 4.9" Weight 13.2 troy ounces/411g Maker: Solomon Hougham Origin: London, England Date: 1798 Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Georgian silverware.


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 4.9 in. (12.45 cm)Diameter: 3.5 in. (8.89 cm)
  • Style
    George III (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Please see main description.
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A41261stDibs: LU1200218465672

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    Ships From: Jesmond, United Kingdom
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