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Beaker - Matthew's Mug

Matthew's Mug

  • Object:

    Beaker

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1982 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Quitter, Carol (maker)
    Reece, Stanley, born 1932 (engraver (inciser))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, with gilt interior and gold rivets, raised and engraved around rim

  • Museum number:

    M.940-1983

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The christening mug is a traditional item. The Museum acquired this silver tumbler as a contemporary example of one.

Physical description

Of a bulbous asymmetrical form, the rim of which is engraved and chased with a frieze depicting a steam locomotive pulling a tender, three carriages and eight wagons and incorporating a masonary bridge flanked by two well foliated trees. The wheels of the train are set with 18 carat gold rivets.

The background of the frieze is acid etched, providing a matt surface in contrast to the highly polished finish of the remainder of the vessel.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1982 (made)

Artist/maker

Quitter, Carol (maker)
Reece, Stanley, born 1932 (engraver (inciser))

Materials and Techniques

Silver, with gilt interior and gold rivets, raised and engraved around rim

Marks and inscriptions

‘Matthew's Mug’. base: maker CQ for Carol Quitter, underneath stamped Reece for engraver Stanley Reece, London hallmarks, sterling, leopard, date letter h (1982)

Dimensions

Diameter: 8.5 cm, Height: 7.2 cm

Descriptive line

Beaker, silver, 18 carat gold, London hallmarks for 1982, mark of Carol Quitter.

Materials

Silver; Eighteen-carat gold

Techniques

Raising; Etching (corroding)

Categories

Drinking; Metalwork

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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