Two Silver Plain Mugs

Two Silver Plain Mugs , c. 1720

George Robertson

Silversmith:George Robertson
Aberdeen, Scotland, active 1710 - 1727


An example of silver-ware fashioned by George Robertson of Aberdeen.
Mugs were used by all members of the family, including women and children. This pair of mugs probably contained beer which, along with wine, was a popular beverage of the time. The classic unadorned shape is influenced by Dutch forms, and may indicate a cross-fertilisation of ideas encouraged by Aberdeen's trade with the Low Countries.

Purchased in 1983 with assistance from the National Fund for Acquisitions.

Overall: Length: 10.7 cm, Height: 7.3 cm Base: Diameter: 7.8 cm Rim: Diameter: 7 cm Weigth: ABDAG001244.1: 166.85gm ABDAG001244.2: 167.04gm
Acc. No. ABDAG001244


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