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Simple, plain silver mug of baluster shape with stepped, flared foot, the double C-scroll handle with acanthus accent.

Mug

  • Hester Bateman, London, England
  • silver
One of a pair of simple silver goblets (with 1972.317), each with a flared stem on round, beaded foot that rests on a square base, on one side of each is engraved a crest of a seated lion (unidentified), the interiors with a light gold wash.

Goblet

Small, delicate silver basket on raised and pierced oval foot, the edges of the oval basket scalloped and below the rim engraved with wavy, dotted lines, below that a band of piercing in a pattern of scrolling foliage and a central roundel with floral motifs between vertical elements that mirror the pattern on the foot, the well likewise engraved with scroll and dot motifs, with reeded swing handle.

Fruit or Sweetmeat Basket

  • Hester Bateman, London, England
  • silver
Very simple small silver beaker of tapered cylindrical form, the main body left undecorated, the interior with a light gold wash.

Beaker

Covered Sauceboat

  • Hester Bateman, London, England
  • silver
Small, simple teapot of oval shape with beading around the bottom and upper edges, with plain, straight spout and loop handle that is encased in wicker, the hinged, flat cover with pineapple knop, the main body engraved on both sides with oval reserves (left empty) above two crossed and bound leafy sprigs and below a ribbon.

Teapot

Large silver ladle with long, slightly curved handle and round bowl, the handle with beaded edge, at the end of the handle engraved the emblem of a rampant lion holding a cross.

Punch Ladle

  • Hester Bateman, London, England
  • silver
Small silver tea caddy spoon, the bowl shell-shaped and the handle slightly curved and decorated with bright cut engraving in a pattern of dots and swags, with an oval reserve at the tip designed for a monogram (left empty).

Tea Caddy Spoon

  • Hester Bateman, London, England
  • silver

Fruit or Sweetmeat Basket

  • Hester Bateman, London, England
  • silver
Simple, unadorned silver ladle with deep, round bowl and curved, tapered handle.

Ladle

  • Hester Bateman, London, England
  • silver
Tall, plain silver coffeepot of elongated pear shape on splayed and stepped round foot, with modestly curved spout with acanthus leaf accents, the bone handle double scrolled with silver terminal and small curved thumb rest, the hinged, domed lid with large ball finial.

Coffeepot

Small silver inkwell resting on three fluted, slightly curved legs, with beaded edges, comprised of four parts – a pen tray and stand with attached candleholder (with hook for a snuffer, now missing) and three cut-glass vessels with silver covers for ink and sand, these rest in detachable, pierced silver galleries held in place from below with pins.

Inkwell