Portraits of William III & Queen Mary II of England

The Netherlands, c1690




Of very heavy gauge, with excellent color and patination,
the tapering drum beaker having a flared lip and narrow splayed footring,
decorated in wrigglework with commemorative portraits of
King William III and Queen Mary II of England,

each crowned with an orb above, and holding a scepter,
within a double dog-tooth (zig-zag) oval and below a band of stylized foliage;
touchmark to the verso :

crowned rose with initials 'A R' within the crown, flanked by M and M



Such beakers, featuring portraits of William of Orange and Mary II of England,

are usually in celebration of William's accession to the throne of England as William III, reigning 1690-1702.


Condition : The rim and footrim slightly mis-shaped through normal wear and use;
very clear decoration, without signs of repair


Note : A very similar Dutch pewter beaker is in the collection of the V&A, M.15-1913 (See Below)


6.75" High x 4.25" Wide (The Rim)






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Detail images of wrigglework portraits, William III (left) an Queen Mary II (right)





Side One


  Side 2  



17th Century Pewter Beaker, William & Mary, Belinda Gentile Gallery, V&A


A Similar Example in The Belinda Gentile Gallery, V&M.15-1913
Beaker / Metalware, Room 116, The Belinda Gentle Gallery, case 4
Date : late 17th century (made)
Museum number :
Date : late 17th century (made)
Holland, late 17th century. Engraved in wrigglework with portraits of William and Mary; Pewter






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17th Century Royal Interest Pewter Beaker, Portraits of William III & Queen Mary II(England), The Netherlands, c1690


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