George III Silver Beaker
Charles Wright, London, 1775




Of plain cylindrical tapering form, bearing the arms of an unmarried and as yet unnamed daughter

(as is evidenced by the 'true lovers knot' from which the arms are pendant) of the Browne family,

Essex and Suffolk, most likely owned by either Anna Maria or Charlotte Brown,

daughters of John Browne of Ipswich, county of Suffolk, prior to their respective marriages


Provenance : Upon Request


Beakers date to the earliest times in pottery.

There was even a western European Neolithic culture named "Beaker Folk".

The cylindrical vessels arrived in Britain about 2500 BC.

Some excavated early pottery beakers contained "meadowsweet pollen" -

still used today to flavor beer and the drink "mead".

Although small silver beakers were commonly used in England from c1560-1685,

late 17th century glass production overshadowed the British silver beaker,

 reducing its occurrence thereafter. 


Condition : Excellent, with good marks verso


3" High / 2.8 oz.






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The Arms of the Family of Browne *


The arms as engraved upon this George III English Sterling Silver Beaker by Charles Wright hallmarked London 1775

are those of the family of Browne. They may be blazoned as follows:

Arms: Gules a chevron ermine between three lions' gambs erased and erect argent


These arms are undoubtedly those of unmarried and as yet unnamed daughter

(as is evidenced by the "true lovers knot" from which the arms are pendant)

of the Browne family which some authorities state hailed from the County of Essex,

although other evidence would suggest also a firm connection with the neighbouring County of Suffolk, as shown by  the fact that

 these arms appear on three funeral hatchments found within the Parish Church of St Mary's at Coddenham, Suffolk

(shown below).


Given the dates of the hatchments in respect of Anna Maria Browne and Charlotte Browne,

 there is a possibility that this beaker was once in the possession of either Anna Maria or Charlotte

 as spinsters prior to their respective marriages.





1) Anna Maria, daughter of John Browne,

of Ipswich in the County of Suffolk.

She married The Reverend Nicholas Bacon in 1780.

She died on the 9th August 1783.

Arms: Bacon quartering Quaplode impaling Browne.


2) The Reverend Nicholas Bacon, widower of Anna Maria Browne.

He died on the 26th August 1796, aged 65.

Arms: Bacon quartering Quaplode with Browne in pretence.


3) The Reverend John Longe whose first wife was Charlotte, daughter & heir of John Browne, of Ipswich in the County of Suffolk. Charlotte died on the 21st May 1812, aged 51. Arms: Longe quartering Frere with Browne in pretence, together with an impalement of the arms of Ward arms of his second wife, Frances).

The Reverend John Longe died on the 3rd March 1834, aged 69.



 * Heraldry Courtesy of John Tunesi of Liongam

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom







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George III Silver Armorial Beaker, Charles Wright, London, 1775