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Antique Silver Christening Mugs

Christening gifts have been given for centuries as part of the Christian ceremony to welcome a child into the world and this religion. Silver christening gifts are given because silver is traditionally thought to be beneficial for health. Also, silver was associated with wealth and prosperity due to its value and appearance so this was the natural gift to give. Silver christening gifts would signify the gift giver’s desire for health and success to the child.

There are many types of christening gifts which have become traditional choices over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Antique silver spoons have always been quite popular as well as napkin rings and porringers. However, the most popular christening gift since the late 18th century, is the mug. This is because it symbolizes nourishment which will help the baby grow to be healthy and strong. Mugs are often engraved with initials of the child, a monogram or even a family crest.

Antique American Silver Christening Mug


A elegant Antique American Silver Christening Mug. Hand chased with an intricate design of detailed leaves and flowers that resonate throughout the piece, this is a wonderful example of that type of workmanship. It is decagon (10 sided) in shape which is rare to find …

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Antique American Silver Christening Mug


This handsome American Silver Christening Mug, made by Tiffany and Company, is straight sided and has a side loop handle. It is quite elegant in design with its 3 reeded bands which resonate throughout the body. These three reeded bands have monograms inscribed on them …

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A collection of Father's Day Antiques

We hope that everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Holiday and are starting to enjoy the beginning of Summer. As we go from the month of May into June, we realize that Father's Day is fast approaching. We have selected a variety of exciting gifts that we think any Man would love to receive! Therefore, we are going to begin this week's Announcement with the theme of alcohol - always a good way to begin.

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