A Silver Mug by George Walker I

Silver made by the Walker family is much rarer than that of the other Chester families of goldsmiths, the Richardsons, Pembertons and Lowes.

Details

Medium:
Parcel-gilt silver
Dimensions:
9 cm
Art Fund grant:
£125 ( Total: £500)
Acquired in:
1983
Vendor:
Unknown

The mug is of the balluster type developed in the early years of George I and popularised in London by such silversmiths as Paul de Lamerie. Many London-made mugs of this pattern have survived but few provincial examples were hitherto known.

Provenance

Assayed at Chester 1772-3

Venue details

Grosvenor Museum 27 Grosvenor Street, CHESTER Cheshire CH1 2DD 01244 972 197 www.cheshirewestmuseums.co.uk

Entry details

Free to all

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