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An extremely fine George I Half Pint Mug made in London in 1724 by John Penfold.


This very fine example stands on a spreading foot, with plain slightly tapering sides and an everted rim. The plain scroll handle is attached to the main body with an oval moulding and the front displays a very finely executed Armorial, with Crest above and the Motto 'Peregrinus Religionis Ergo' below. The front is also engraved with a set of initials. The base displays a very crisp set of marks and a second set of initials. The Mug is in excellent condition, has a very good colour and is very well marked.

The Arms on the mug feature a rare example of three palmer's scrips or purses and are the Arms of Palmer of Howlets, County Kent, granted 1586. The Crest depicts a palmer affront. A 'Palmer' was someone who had made the pilgrimage to Jerusalem which was quite some achievement in the middle ages and thus they frequently adopted this as a surname in commemoration of this feat.

John Penfold was apprentice to Edward Hulse and had workshops in Foster Lane when this mug was made.

Height: 3.5 inches, 8.75cm.
Base Diameter: 2.75 inches, 6.88cm.
Weight: 7oz.