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Lot 0216
Two George II Sterling Silver Mugs

one hallmarked London, 1746-1747, by Benjamin Cartwright, the other with rubbed date letter but ca. 1745, by William Williams I, each of traditional baluster form with molded foot ring and crested double-scroll handle, the Williams example monogrammed "TW" and inscribed on the underside "Thomas Williams".
h. 4-3/4", dia. 3-1/2"; 23.35 total t. oz.


Cartwright: Some scattered dents and bumps consistent with age, the most prominent being a 1/4" dent on the underside of the baluster, a shallow, curved 1/2" dent on the widest part of the baluster, and a shallow 1/4" dent about mid-way down. Firescale around the lower boss attaching the handle, indicating a repair. Thinned area on the body indicates a removed monogram/armorial. Hallmarked (on the underside ) with: 1) the sterling lion passant; 2) the London crowned leopard's head; 3) the date letter "l" for 1746- 1747; and 4) the "BC" blackletter maker's mark of Benjamin Cartwright. Marks lightly worn but fully legible. Williams: Surface wear including scrapes, bumps, scratches and dings. Evidence of repair to the upper handle boss, with a short 1/4" at its side. Monogrammed and inscribed as noted in the catalogue description, with the remnants of another inscription on the underside, now hatched out. Hallmarked (on the underside) with: 1) the sterling lion passant; 2) the London crowned leopard's head; 3) an illegible date letter; and 4) the "WW" maker's mark of William Williams. Marks worn but identifiable but for the date letter as noted. Faint inventory and scratch weights on the underside as well.

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Two George II Sterling Silver Mugs

Estimate $600 - $900Mar 17, 2018