19 October 2004
AN UNUSUAL QUEEN ANNE SILVER MUG
MARK OF ROBERT TIMBRELL, LONDON, 1706
Tapering cylindrical, on molded foot, with reeded mid band and scroll handle, the body chased with a baroque fish-scale cartouche with engraved monogram IC over MK, the base engraved J3 *JJ, marked on body and handle; the rim also stamped with mark AR beneath a Royal Crown, for Queen Anne
4¾ in. (12 cm.) high; 13 oz. (414 gr.)
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One Hundred Years of English Silver, 1660-1760, University Art Museum, University of Texas at Austin, 1969, cat. no. 71.
The mark AR beneath a Royal Crown stamped on this mug suggests that this mug was officially measured for capacity, although the specific mark is unrecorded.
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