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Miniature mug

B M (British, mid-late 17th century)
British, London
Overall: 1 7/8 x 2 5/8 in. (4.7 x 6.6 cm)
Credit Line:
The Joseph M. and Aimee Loeb May Collection, 1963
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved on underside: BT

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] F (London date letter for 1683–84);
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] B.M., two pellets above, star below in heart-shaped outline (maker's mark)

Location of marks:
All marks struck on underside of base.

Notes on marks:
The third pellet in the maker's mark is part of a second similar mark otherwise obliterated.
Joseph M. and Aimee Loeb May (until 1963; to MMA)
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