Antique, Victorian period, from the movie prop stock of Ken Paul, London. Until 2001, Ken Paul Ltd. was London's leading film prop supplier. Ken's shop was well known as a treasure trove of fine and eclectic antiques, including the occupied coffin clock used in The Rocky Horror movie, as well as a source for the less extraordinary. For nearly five decades it supplied props for virtually every English movie of note from Lawrence of Arabia to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as well as television shows including Masterpiece Theater and Absolutely Fabulous. This quart mug (Imperial quart, 40 ounces!) was used in a pub. It is marked QUART with two VR (Victoria) certification marks, and maker’s name JAMES YATES. It is in good bright patina with evidence of years of use as expected.