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Origin: England, London
H(rim): 3 3/4"; H(handle): 3 11/16"
Silver (Britannia)
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1954-537
Incised molding on face of inverted rim of baluster-shaped body curved inward above cast circular splayed base; two-part cast S-scroll handle soldered below rim and to lower part of body with voluted acanthus leaf grip with pendent drop, ribbed sides of face, and bud terminal. Engraved coat of arms and crest on face of body opposite handle. Arms of the dexter half of the coat are those Montgomery quartering Eglinton. The impalement of the sinister half of the shield displays the arms of Percy. The marriage between these families is unrecorded. (Information supplied by Dr. Conrad Swan, The Rouge Dragon, Pursuivant of Arms, College of Arms, London, England, 1965; see folder for full report.
Label:A similar mug of 1720/21 by Paul de Lamerie with the same engraved armorials was exhibited in Houston in 1956. Similar mugs of 1728/29 by Thomas Tearle of London and of 1729/30 by George Boothby of London are also in the CWF collection (accessions 1969-259 and 1954-546).
Provenance:Garrard & Co. Ltd., London (purchased from C. J. Vander Ltd., London, 1953)
Mark(s):Britannia standard. Maker's mark "LA" in block letters with crown over mullet above and a fleur-de-lis below within a shaped reserve, lion's head erased, Britannia, and date letter on underside of base.
Inscription(s):Arms of Montgomery quartered with Eglinton and impaling Percy engraved on face of body opposite handle