English Sterling Silver Grazing Animal Mug John Robertson Newcastle 1796
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English Sterling Silver Grazing Animal Mug John Robertson Newcastle 1796:
FINEST ENGLISH GEORGE III STERLING SILVER GRAZING ANIMAL MUG; JOHN ROBERTSON II, NEWCASTLE, 1796; MAKER LISTED ONLY SIX YEARS; EXCELLENT
We are pleased to offer this exceptional George III sterling silver farm scene mug.
From the well regarded Newcastle shop of John Robertson II in 1796. Listed only six years from 1795 to 1801. As such examples bearing his mark are rare. Made even moreso given so little Newcastle silver was produced. Compared to London and the other larger assay offices.
Beautifully carved grazing farm animals. A standing horse, sheep and reclining cow. Thatch roof farmhouse with smoke rising from chimney. Bales of hay like so many bee hives in the distance.
Opposite side with richly detailed tree and leafy frame oval medallion.
Well cast tongue cap tapering S-scroll handle.
Hallmarked as shown.
This rare 1796 Newcastle farm scene mug is 5 1/2 inches.
Thick heavy guage sterling weighs 10 1/2 standard ounces.
Excellent condition. Rich, lustreous silver patina. Stands perfectly firm on table or display shelf. The beautifully carved grazing animals and farm scene retains most of its original detail.
For the discerning collector of the finest Newcastle Georgian period silver. An exceptional 1796 Newcastle sterling silver pastoral scene mug. Excellent condition.
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Massachusetts residents are subject to sales tax. We received favorable notice in the March 12th, 2006 New York Times. Page 8, Business Section, in a well written article on silver collecting. Copy furnished upon request. From our personal collection, an elegant mid 19th century coin silver basket, from John and Edward Moore, of Tiffany fame. Illustrated in the cover article of May/June 2008 Silver Magazine, page 27. Enjoy....and good fortune in your offerding.