Mug

English (London)
1707–08
Marked by Nathaniel Lock (free 1687)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 10.7 cm ( 4 3/16 in.); W. 13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.); Diam of rim: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.); Weight: 319 gm (10 oz 5 dwt)

Accession Number

33.98

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The cylindrical tapering body rests on a modeled base. It is formed of raised sheet. An applied molded wire and a series of incised lines divide the body horizontally into thirds. The rim is thickened and applied wire. The ear-shaped handle, fabricated from four pieces, has been reattached to the body, leaving patches at the upper and lower junctures.

Inscription

Engraved on underside: B / H * E; scratched on underside: Revd. S. Sneade / Brand Lane Ludlow 1786, M-S / 72842 / A.D. 1707.

Markings

To right of handle, maker's mark Lo ( Grimwade 1948) (repeated on handle); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter m .

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)