Fine Silver & Objects of Vertu - 24 Apr 2018


A William and Mary silver Chinoiserie mug

£2,000 - £3,000

A William and Mary silver Chinoiserie mug,
maker's mark of IA in a script monogram, probably for John Austin, London 1689,
tapering circular form, engraved with oriental figures in landscape settings, reeded bands and scroll handle, the front with an armorial within foliate mantling, the base scratch initialled '1695' 'A.H' over 'A.H', also stamped 'W. T. ANDREW', height 8.8cm, approx. weight 6.9oz.

For an illustration and write up of this maker's mark and an illustration of a similar Chinoiserie tankard, see: Mitchell, D., Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London, The Boydell Press, 2017, pages 341-2

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