SILVER CHRISTENING GIFTS

The tradition of giving a gift at a Christening began in the 4th century, and was used to symbolise the gifts given by the three Wise Men to the newborn Jesus Christ. From the Tudor period this gift was often silver, as it represented wealth and independence for when the Child grew older. The saying “born with a silver spoon in his mouth” comes from this practice.

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L1126: Sterling Silver Christening Mug

Hallmarked In 1912

Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1912 by Fenton Brothers Ltd., this handsome, Antique Sterling Silver Christening Mug, features a gilt interior, and a loop handle. The mug measures 3.75"(9.5cm) tall, by 4"(10cm) wide, by 3"(7.5cm) deep, and weighs 8 troy ounces. 

£395

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L4301: Sterling Silver Christening Mug

Hallmarked In 1866

Hallmarked in London in 1866 by Henry Holland, this very attractive, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Christening Mug, features chased and engraved decoration to the sides, a gilt interior and bead borders. The christening mug measures 3.75"(9.5cm) tall, by 4"(10cm) from handle to side, by 2.75"(7cm) deep, and weighs 4 troy ounces.

£425

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L2961: Sterling Silver Christening Mug

Hallmarked In 1863

Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1863 by Hilliard & Thomason, this striking, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Christening Mug, features wonderful engraved decoration to the body, bead borders, and a gilt interior. The christening mug measures 4"(10cm) tall, by 4.25"(11cm) wide, by 2.75"(7cm) deep, and weighs 5 troy ounces. 

£465

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L5763: Sterling Silver Christening Mug

Hallmarked In 1896

Hallmarked in London in 1896 by Charles Edwards, this attractive, Antique Sterling Silver Christening Mug, features swirled half fluting, a chased floral border and a gilt interior. The christening mug measures 2.5"(6.5cm) tall, by 4.25"(11cm) wide, by 3"(7.5cm) deep, and weighs 4.3 troy ounces. 

£475

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b8453: Sterling Silver Christening Mug

Hallmarked In 1937

Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1937 by Sanders & Mackenzie, this handsome, Sterling Silver Christening Mug, is plain in design, and features a cast model of a bull dog on the handle. The Christening mug measures 4.25"(10.5cm) tall, by 3.75"(9.5cm) from handle to side, and weighs 5.3 troy ounces.

£495

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L2220: Sterling Silver Christening Mug

Hallmarked In 1863

Hallmarked in London in 1863 by Edward Ker Reid, this attractive, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Christening Mug, features a cast ornate handle, a gilt interior, and striking engraving to the body. The Christening Mug measures 4"(10cm) tall, by 5"(13cm) wide, by 3.5"(9cm) deep, and weighs 8 troy ounces. 

£695

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L3348: Sterling Silver 'Peter Pan' Armada Dish

Hallmarked In 1945

Hallmarked in London in 1945 by R. E. Stone, this charming, Sterling Silver Armada Dish, has been beautifully engraved with a central image of Peter Pan and Wendy, and various characters from the Peter Pan story around the rim, presumably inspired by the original drawings by F. D. Bedford. The armada dish measures 6.75"(17cm) in diameter, by 1"(2.5cm) tall and weighs 6.8 troy ounces.

£795

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L2060a: Sterling Silver Enamelled Child's Set

Hallmarked In 1995

Hallmarked in London in 1995, this fabulous, Modern, Elizabeth II, Sterling Silver Child's Set, comprises an egg cup, an egg spoon and a napkin ring, decorated with yellow and red striped enamel and presented in a fitted box. The egg cup measures 2"(5cm) in diameter, the napkin ring measures 2"(5cm) in diameter and the spoon measures 4.25"(11cm) in length. Together, the set weighs 4.37 troy ounces.

£975

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b9877: Sterling Silver Flat Top Tankard

Hallmarked In 1931

Hallmarked in London in 1931 by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co., this handsome, Edwardian, Antique Sterling Silver Tankard, is plain in style, with a flat top and reed detailing. The tankard measures 5"(12.5cm) tall, by 7"(17.5cm) from handle to side and weighs 21.7 troy ounces.

£1,575

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