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An exceptional George III Can shaped Mug made in London in 1792 by Henry Chawner.


The Mug has an unusual Can shape with tapering sides, standing on a spreading foot which is decorated with two reeded bands. This piece has an attractive scroll handle which is decorated with leaf capping. This design of Mug was popular in Newcastle in the 1760s and 1770s and to find it being produced in London in 1792 is most unusual. The front of the Mug displays some of the finest engraving we have seen on a piece of this nature and displays a contemporary Scottish Armorial, Crest and two Mottos, which are those of Butter for Archibald Butter of Faskally, County Perth. Archibald Butter was a Lieutenant Colonel in the 18th Light Dragoons and was born in 1763. He was the eldest son of Henry Butter and his wife Katherine. Another exceptional piece of unusual design by this very fine maker.

Height: 3.65 inches, 9.13cm.

Base Diameter: 3.1 inches, 7.75cm.

Weight: 8oz.