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Antique Silver Mugs

During the late 17th century, an offspring of the tankard known as the mug, was introduced. The term mug is traditionally considered a single-handled drinking vessel without a lid. Mugs hold either a half a pint or a pint of liquid. Seventeenth and eighteenth century examples of silver mugs were predominately used for alcoholic beverages. During the nineteenth century, it became a popular fashion to give a silver mug as a gift.

Antique American Silver Mug


An exquisite Antique Early American Silver 19th century Mug. The mug is baluster shaped and quite elegant in style. Although it is very plain in design, there is an acanthus detailed scroll handle which greatly enhances the piece. The mug resides on a pedestal foot. …

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