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William Gale & Son Octagonal 1850s Coin Silver Footed Mug

William Gale & Son Octagonal 1850s Coin Silver Footed Mug
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This mug stands 3" to the top edge, 3 1/2" to the highest point of the handle, has a top opening 2 3/4" across, a rimmed foot that is 1 7/8" in diameter, and weighs 2.9 T. oz.

It has double marks, one of which is "WG&S" for William Gale & Son, and a second which is three part, one of which includes a diamond imprinted with the date "185x," with the final number obscured.

The form is octagonal, with a beaded edge top and beaded rim base. The sidewalls have a raised flower, leaf, and scroll design. The hollow handle is scroll shaped.

A quality made piece fully characteristic of its time, its unused condition offers a direct sighting of how such items presented in their mid 19th century setting.

Apart from one minor crease in the lower corner, there is no evidence this was ever used. This, plus the fact that it was never inscribed, raises the possibility that it never found an end user. The overall finish is bright and smooth, and the handle is without splits or dents, and remains securely attached to the body.

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