Mug, one of a pairOn display
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These mugs belong to a small group of objects, apparently restricted to the few years between 1687 and 1692 and bearing a variety of makers' marks, which are united by a distinctive type of engraving that is unusual both in subject matter and technique. The technique, more commonly found on pewter, is known as 'wrigglework' because the line was achieved by moving the burin in a zig-zag motion across the surface of the metal. (see also WA2004.96 and WA2004.97). The form of these mugs is unusual in silver, although quite common in delftware, and it would seem that this is a rare case of the silversmith following the potter.
Mug, one of a pair
Date1692 - 1693
Material and technique
Object typecontainer vessel cup drinking-cup mug
Dimensions9.5 cm (height)
169 g (weight)
No. of items
Bequeathed by A.T. Carter, 1947.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 55 | Silver
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Schroder, Timothy, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, 2009), 37