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DESCRIPTION Solid cast silver gilt sugar nips with an unusual bull's eye box hinge and a crest and motto engraving to one of the spoon shaped grips. Motto 'UNE FOY MESME' if for the Gilpin family and translates to 'one and the same faith'. The last three images, all with the brown wood background, are of a very similar pair of nips that are marked by one of the most prolific makers of this period.
SILVERSMITH not marked but almost certainly Henry Plumpton
DATE or HALLMARK circa 1761
ASSAY OFFICE not marked
WEIGHT in GRAMS 35
LENGTH 4 ", 122mm
SILVER STANDARD not marked but almost certainly 925 sterling
CONDITION good, some hinge play, flaw to one finger ring, rubbing to the gilding

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