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Christening mug

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1811-1812 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, parcel gilt, raised and engraved

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. J.C. Stayce

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 65, The Whiteley Galleries, case 21

Silver has long been associated with childhood. To be born 'with a silver spoon' has a literal meaning. A gift of silver for a child, particularly as a christening gift, was a store of wealth for the future.

Physical description

Silver, the interior gilt, barrel shaped, engraved with two borders of parallel lines

Place of Origin

London (made)


1811-1812 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silver, parcel gilt, raised and engraved

Marks and inscriptions

London hallmarks for 1811-12

Mark: ...F (illegible and unidentified)


Height: 7 cm, Length: 8.5 cm, Diameter: 6.25 cm, Weight: 98.2 g, Weight: 3.16 troy

Object history note

Bequeathed by the Reverend J.C. Stayce of Grenoside, Sheffield

Descriptive line

Silver, parcel-gilt, London hallmarks for 1811-12, mark F, (unidentified).


Silver; Gold


Raising; Engraving; Gilding


Birth; Children & Childhood; Christianity; Metalwork


Metalwork Collection

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