York Minster Antiques
Superb Quality Victorian Silver Christening Mug by Edward Ker Reid London 1866
REF: GR458 / LA226415
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Victorian silver christening mug with fine engine turning decoration or guilloche and a vacant cartouche. The engine turned decoration is some of the finest we have seen and is of an earlier date than the engine turning which was popular in the early 20th century. The inside of the mug is gilded. Vacant cartouche to the front so that it can be engraved with personalised initials. Clear hallmarks to the base, the makers mark seems to have been over struck with the mark for Edward Ker Reid hallmarked in London in 1866. The Reid family of silversmiths were based in Newcastle, several members of it married into the famous Bateman family of silversmiths in London including Edward Ker Reid (son of William Ker Reid) who married Anna Barnard (daughter of John Barnard I) in 1847. This mug is certainly from a very famous silversmithing dynasty.
York Minster Antiques has clarified that the Superb Quality Victorian Silver Christening Mug by Edward Ker Reid London 1866 (LA226415) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1866
Excellent condition commensurate with its age and very light usage. Crisp clear hallmarks, Engine turning in excellent condition.
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