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Native American interest – A Victorian sterling silver christening mug, London 1871 by Robert Harper

Native American interest – A Victorian sterling silver christening mug, London 1871 by Robert Harper

Of baluster form upon a spreading circular foot, with a beaded C scroll hand. The side embossed with settler hunter with an axe and shotgun with a kneeling native also with a shotgun gesturing to a group of people, all against hillsides and trees. A cartouche formed as leaves and trees engraved with a presentation inscription reading “John J Sexton by his Godmother Hannah Flint 1873”. Fully marked underneath.

Height – 12 cm / 4.75 inches

Weight – 167 grams / 5.37 ozt

Estimated at £400 - £600


 

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