Lot 24: A late Victorian cased silver christening mug.
December 10, 2012
Birmingham, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: A late Victorian cased silver christening mug, of tapered cylindrical form, slightly raised on a circular foot rim, with plain scroll handle and bright-cut engraved geometric design. Personal engraving "Penton, 1900". Hallmarked Hilliard & Thomason, Birmingham, probably 1891. Height measuring 2 3/4 inches (7 cm). Weight 2.63 ozt (81.9 grams). With fitted case.
Condition Report: The lot displays general surface scratches, marks, wear and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use. Hallmarks worn. Significant discolouration/tarnish. The mug has shallow dents and is slightly out of round. The outer casing is worn.