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Finest Victorian Silver Gilt Christening Mug with Aesop’s Fables 1860
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Victorian gilt sterling silver christening mug. Made Joseph Angell in London in 1860. Cylindrical with spread base, canted shoulder and flared mouth rim. Handle leaf-capped and -wrapped with volute-scroll terminal.

Applied ornament depicting two Aesop’s fables between columnar frames: The Fox and the Grapes (source of the expression “sour grapes”), and the less well-known Crow and the Pitcher on engraved ground. Third frame vacant. Base has dense and irregular scrollwork. Sumptuous with age-old morality lessons. Fully marked. Very good condition with some wear and rubbing.

Dimensions: H 5 1/8 x W 5 x D 3 3/4 in. Weight: 13 troy ounces. #BR834