A British Colonial Silver Mug: Chinese Export?SOLD

This charming Colonial silver mug is something of a mystery! It is of early 19th century manufacture. It is well made, and of good gauge. The initials would point to as early as 1780 or 1790 if it were London made, but fashion travelled to the colonies a little slower, and lingered a little longer too!

It is marked with a full set of British pseudomarks which look like London 1802. I have spent much time trying and failing to find these marks! I am certain it is not Cape Silver, and do not believe it to come from America or Canada. My suspicion is that either it comes from the West Indies or is an undiscovered and unknown Chinese Export maker- the configuration of the marks and lack of makers mark are very much like Chinese Export marks, lion, duty, London Leopard and the date letter G being the initial of the maker.

Type: mug
Function: Barware
Country: Unknown


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