20 April 2005
A GEORGE V SILVER MUG
MARK OF OMAR RAMSDEN, LONDON, 1935
Of slightly tapering section with a reeded rim, the base with an engraved presentation inscription, with a fluted leaf-capped handle, supported on three dolphin motif feet, marked near rim, the base engraved 'OMAR RAMSDEN ME FECIT'
5 3/8 in. (13.5 cm.) high
20 oz. (625 gr.)
The inscription reads: 'I WAS WROUGHT BY THE ORDER OF T. C. SKINNER, OF THE S. U. COMPANY FOR JOHN HIGGS, AS A TOKEN OF AFFECTION AND ESTEEM ON THE OCCASION OF HIS MARRIAGE WITH MARGARET MOORING ON AUGUST 17TH 1935.'
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