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ON8795

Original British Napoleonic Pewter Named Officer Grog Beaker Circa 1800-1830

Regular price $395.00

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Original Item: One-of-a-kind. In actually surprisingly nice worn condition, this is a pewter "grog" or drinking beaker named to a British Naval officer. It stands 4" high and 3" across the top. It bears the required Government proof measure markings now rather faint and is engraved:

R.N

Lt H Alsop

R.N. stands for Royal Nay. Pewter was considered the poor man's silver and was in widespread use until in the early 20th century it was found that the lead content in the alloy was slowly poisoning people who used it.

There are some very faint scratchings visible which appear to read Chave Team with various dates, apparently this cup was used by some young boys for sometime of competition, cleary not realizing the historical significance, ah boys will be boys.

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