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A large coin silver mug, Samuel Edwards, Boston, MA c.1735-45.

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A rare, larger than average, coin silver mug in exceptional condition, Samuel Edwards, Boston, c.1735-45.
Dimensions: 5.75” tall. Weight: 16 Troy oz.

A large coin silver mug, Samuel Edwards, Boston, MA c.1735-45.

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A rare, larger than average, coin silver mug in exceptional condition, Samuel Edwards, Boston, c.1735-45.
Samuel Edwards was born in Boston in 1705, a descendant of an English-born family of silversmiths. He enjoyed a highly successful and distinguished career establishing himself as one of the leading silversmiths in pre-Revolutionary New England.
This mug is a prime example of his output: wonderful form and detail in a heavy gauge of silver.
It is of a plain baluster shape on a round cast foot. A reeded border to the rim.
The hollow handle is scroll-shaped with an exciting detail to the join to the body. I have seen that detail on English mugs of about the 1730's.
The body is raised up from one piece, ie no seams.
What makes this mug rare is its size. The average 18th century mug is about 5” tall with a weight of about 8-11 troy oz. The only other known mug of comparable dimensions is by Revere in the Norton Art Gallery, Louisiana, measuring 6” tall with a weight of 17.5 Troy oz.
Usage scratches, light but expected at that age. Very nice patina.
No damage or repair. No strain marks or splits at the handle junctures.
I have left the mug unpolished for two reasons. Firstly, like the Victorians and their bathing habits some collectors abhor polishing, believing it could ruin the 'color' of the article. Secondly, it shows the seam in the handle and none in the body.
Pricked initials on the thumbpiece: B/I*E.
Dimensions: 5.75” tall. Weight: 16 Troy oz.

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