Antique Silver George III Mug made in 1773


Maker: John King

A very good early George III silver mug of plain tapering cylindrical form.

Date 1773
Made By John King
Location London
Stock Number W199x15
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Maker: John King

A very good early George III silver mug of plain tapering cylindrical form.

The mug which is of approx 500 ml capacity is in excellent condition and in a form which is a little different to usual.

The maker John King was a specialist holloware maker who specialised in tankards, mugs and coffee pots. He worked in the Little Britain area of London.

Dimensions, height 11.6 cm.

Weight, 10.25 troy oz.


John King

John King was a silversmith working in London during the 18th century. He was apprenticed in 1750 to Henry Brind and was then passed over to William Shaw in 1751.

He was free by 1757 and entered his first mark as a plate worker in 1775 from an address in Little Britain, Smithfield, London. He continued to enter new marks with another in 1775, and then further marks in 1777, 1779, 1785. In 1789 he had moved to Moor Lane, where he is recorded as being until 1800.

In 1780, his son, Joseph, was apprenticed to him – also as a plate worker.

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