A rare gadrooned ale mug, ale pint capacity, circa 1703
Lot 79
An extremely rare and fine gadrooned ale mug, ale-pint capacity, circa 1705
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 11,223) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare gadrooned ale mug, ale pint capacity, circa 1703 A rare gadrooned ale mug, ale pint capacity, circa 1703 A rare gadrooned ale mug, ale pint capacity, circa 1703 A rare gadrooned ale mug, ale pint capacity, circa 1703
An extremely rare and fine gadrooned ale mug, ale-pint capacity, circa 1705
Truncated cone body, touchmark inside base of John Compere, London, (w.1699-1724), (OP 1061, PS 1865), crowned AR mark to rim, band of lenticular beading above alternating convex and concave diagonal gadrooning to lower body rising from right to left, engraved to rim with a hand holding a tipstaff, engraved to centre Ioseph Ewen at ye hand '&' Tipstaff in gravel lane, Southwark, single-curve handle with cast beading and boot-heel terminal, ownership triad IED to upper handle, height 12.5cm

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The Margaret Hand Collection, private purchase 1984.

    Literature: Illustrated Journal of the Pewter Society, Vol. 7, No. 3, Spring 1990, p. 99, (group photograph centre left).

    Michael Boorer's 1984 survey of pewter gadrooned mugs lists only three known pint straight-sided examples. All have Queen Anne verification marks to rim and similar decoration. The second example is listed as part of The Higgins Collection, bearing the touchmark of John Thomas, (w.1698?), (PS 9312), engraved to body Arnold Swingscoe Att ye Greyhound Att Worden; illustrated Ronald F. Michaelis, Antique Pewter of the British Isles, pl.VIII, fig.30. The third example, with no identifiable maker's mark, is engraved to body John Wallhope Att the Bell Att Turvey 1703; illustrated Ronald F. Michaelis, British Pewter, p. 53.

    See lot 141 as a fourth known example, purchased in 2000.

    The will of Joseph Ewen 'baskett maker' of the Parish of St. Saviours, Southwark, was probated on 2nd January 1714.
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