A beautiful English Christening cup with tapered cylindrical form, parallel reeded bands, chevron detail at the top and base, and elegant scroll handle. It is engraved on the front in script, 'From AEG to ET'.
The presentation mug has the British hallmarks for London and while definitely Georgian, the marks are worn and difficult to distinguish whether the monarch is George III or George IV. The maker's mark is also partially obscured with only the first of the two initials clear, the letter C. The date letter O is very similar to that used in 1789, 1809 and 1829 so it is a bit of a mystery. In any event, the latest date for registration is 1829.
The mug is 2 5/8" high with a 2" opening and a diameter of 2 1/2" at the base. It is sterling silver and weighs 98.2 grams. There is a minor dimple on one side, a couple of minor dings on the rim, and some age related tarnish but overall this Georgian piece is in excellent condition and a terrific addition to a collection of baby or christening mugs.
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