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Antique Silver Gilded Christening Mug - Ox Eye Handle     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1950
Period: Victorian
Year: 1875
Silversmith: F B Thomas & Co
Place: London
Price: $ 400.00
Weight: 184 grams
Dimensions: 8.8 cm height, 6.5 cm diameter
Condition: Excellent. Very small dent to body near rim

Description: An interesting and unusual antique sterling silver gilded Christening mug, with textured body and ox eye eye handle. The mug is great quality, a good weight, and in excellent condition. The textured body is caused by thousands of circular punch marks, all applied by hand, the mug has a border and sits on a circular raised foot. The circular ox eye handle replicates a 17th century style, found on College presentation cups at Oxford. Both the interior and exterior have original gilding, this is a rich colour, the base and top rim are not gilded. The base is engraved "Thomas, 153 New Bond St", underneath Crown and Prince of Wales feathers, trademarks of FB Thomas. The hallmarks are very clear, but the feather over FBT makers mark is obscured. F.B. Thomas & Co. was a well known firm of retail silversmiths, established in 1759. Francis Boone Thomas joined the firm aged 21 in 1851, he took control in 1871, he died age 71 in 1900. The firm traded until 1941 when it was severely damaged in an air raid during World War II.
Antique Silver Gilded Christening Mug - Ox Eye Handle
Antique silver gilded Christening mug - ox eye handle

Antique Silver Gilded Christening Mug - Ox Eye Handle
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