London, South Kensington
28 October 2007
A GEORGE III SILVER ONE PINT MUG
MARK OF ROBERTSON & DARLING, NEWCASTLE, 1797
Plain tapering on a skirted foot with reeded borders, the scroll handle with initials N over T*B
5 3/8in. (13.75cm.) high
A wedding gift from Mr. & Mrs. David Brown, 15 July 1952.
12 Albion Mews, Bayswater, W6, 1952-1956.
Fort Belvedere, Runnymede, Surrey, 1956-1976.
Virginia Water Cottage, Windsor Great Park, Berkshire.
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Sir David Brown (1904-1993) was famous for his ownership of the Aston Martin marque. The legendary 'DB' series of Aston Martin cars, including the DB5 driven by James Bond and the DB7, were named after him. He was knighted in 1968.
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