A rare gadrooned ale mug, pint capacity, circa 1705
Lot 141
An extremely rare gadrooned ale mug of pint capacity, circa 1705
Sold for £4,375 (US$ 7,367) inc. premium
Auction Details
A rare gadrooned ale mug, pint capacity, circa 1705 A rare gadrooned ale mug, pint capacity, circa 1705 A rare gadrooned ale mug, pint capacity, circa 1705
Lot Details
An extremely rare gadrooned ale mug of pint capacity, circa 1705
Truncated cone body, crowned AR verification mark to rim, band of lenticular beading above diagonal convex gadrooning rising from left to right, beading to lower body, hollow S-shaped handle with boot-heel terminal, unidentified touchmark inside base, capacity 18.5 fl.oz., height 13.5cm

Footnotes

  • The lenticular and gadroon decoration with the addition of bead decoration as found here is a particularly rare feature.

    Literature: Peter Hornsby, Pewter of the Western World 1600-1850, p.279, pl. 942, illustrates a comparable example in the Collection of The Worshipful Company of Pewterers, London.

    Compare with lots 74 and 79.
Activities
Contacts
  1. David Houlston
    Specialist - Pewter
    Bonhams
    Work
    Banbury Road
    Oxford, OX5 1JH
    United Kingdom
    Work 01865 853667
    FaxFax: +44 1865 372 722
Similar items