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Antique Silver Christening Mug - Robert Hennell     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1947
Period: Victorian
Year: 1870
Silversmith: Robert Hennell IV
Place: London
Price: $ 430.00
Weight: 133 grams
Dimensions: 6.5 cm diameter, 8.7 cm height
Condition: Excellent. Few tiny dents to body, and nicks to base.

Description: A Victorian silver Christening mug, beautifully engraved with roses and flowers, around 2 oval blank cartouches, perfect for engraving. The quality of the engraving is excellent, the design is repeated on both sides. The handle has 2 scrolls, and the interior is gilded. The hallmarks are clear, including a 6th unofficial mark, possibly a Hennell trademark, a device looking like a cross bar gate. Robert Hennell & Sons were highly respected manufacturers to the trade, they supplied many of the leading retailers of the time, including Hunt & Roskell, Hancocks and Elkington. It was established in 1735, 4 generations of Hennell's ran the firm, Robert Hennell IV took over in 1868 and sold the business in 1887 to Hollard, Aldwinckle & Slater on his retirement.
Antique Silver Christening Mug - Robert Hennell
Robert Hennell antique silver christening mug

Antique Silver Christening Mug - Robert Hennell
Victorian silver christening mug

Antique Silver Christening Mug - Robert Hennell
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Antique Silver Christening Mug - Robert Hennell
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Antique Silver Christening Mug - Robert Hennell
Base of antique silver christening mug

Antique Silver Christening Mug - Robert Hennell
Robert Hennell silver hallmarks, london 1870, trademark

Antique Silver Christening Mug - Robert Hennell
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