A Britannia Standard Silver Mug in the Queen Anne Style

This stunning silver mug is both large and heavy, and of excellent quality. It is of the rare "Britannia" standard, which is slightly purer than sterling, being .958 rather than .925. Britannia standard was introduced in the late 17th century to prevent currency debasement due to people melting the sterling coin to make trays, coffee pots and mugs from! It was compulsory for 20 years only, but since then it has been a legal standard, and used occasionally. 

This piece is a faithful and very fine quality copy of a mug from the Britannia period, and so it is only fitting that it should also be of Britannia Standard. It was in fact made in London 1934. It is heavy, and of excellent quality. It holds a pint, and measures 12 cm tall by 9cm at the lip (not including the quite substantial handle!

A beautiful mug in superb condition. 

Type: mug
Function: drinking
Country: England

Price: £ 850 GBP

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