This is a fine Victorian Sterling Silver Christening mug which dates to the 1870s.
It was made by the silversmith, William Evans.
It takes the form of a small tankard and has the most attractive scrolling handle which is embellished with foliate additions.
It is in good antique condition with no dents or damages - there is one inscription on a panel to front: this has an entwined monogram above and below: 20th April 1889 - so added to the mug as a presentation piece some 10 years after it was made. This inscription could probably be easily burnished off.
It is made of solid silver - and the interior has a fine gold wash colour as photographed.
It has hallmarked (as photographed) for London 1879 and with the stamp WE for William Evans.
Dimensions: The height is 3 1/2 inches. Top Diameter is 2 1/2 inches. The diameter at the base is 2 3/4 inches. From rin to handle is 4 1/8 inches.
Weight is about 160 grams.
I love all the engraved floral, fern and leaf decoration all over, and of course the attractive shape of the handle.
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