English sterling silver child′s mug or Christening cup by William Ker(r) Reid of Newcastle, with a full set of London Hallmarks for 1851.
This lovely Repousse floral mug sits on an ornate, foliate circular, shaped base and has a double reverse C scroll handle.
William Ker(r) Reid
Son of Christian Ker-Reid (of Newcastle) free by redemption 2 November 1814. First mark entered as plateworker, in partnership with Joseph Cradock (q.v.) 8 June 1812. Address: 67 Leather Lane. Moved before 19 August 1819, to 3 Carey Street, Lincoln′s Inn Fields. Second mark (two sizes), 19 August 1819. Third mark, 24 September 1824. Fourth mark alone as plateworker, 8 November 1825. Address: 5 Bream′s Buildings, Chancery Lane. Fifth mark, 21 February 1826. Sixth (three sizes), 3 May 1828. Elected Livery, April 1818. His son William Ker Jr., was apprenticed to him 1846, and another Edward, Free by patrimony 1844. William Sr died 1 February 1868.
The front of the mug has an ornate Repousse scroll and foliate cartouche containing the ornate, period script monogram: EB.
Weighing 139 grams or 4.5 ozs. Troy, this elegant and very desirable mug is 3 5/8" tall, 2 3/4" in diameter and 4" across the handle.
Monogrammed as described above, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.