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SOLD - German Sterling Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup - Antique 1905

A fine antique German sterling silver stirrup cup modelled in the form of a fox’s head; an addition to our diverse silver drinking vessels collection

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SOLD - German Sterling Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup - Antique 1905
SOLD - German Sterling Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup - Antique 1905

Description


This fine antique German sterling silver stirrup cup has been realistically modelled in the form of a fox's head onto a flared bell shaped cup.


The surface of the cup is embellished with fine engraved decoration depicting a simplified hunting scene of two characters with spears amidst a rural terrain.


The interior surface of the rim bears the engraved presentation inscription ‘Mark Vane Milbank, From M.J.W. Jan 11th 1907, Blooded Jan 15th’.


The fox head terminal is ornamented with impressive chased decoration reproducing the fine features of the snarling facial features and fur.


The hallmarks struck to the rim of this antique stirrup cup include:

Maker’s/importer's mark: BM (Berthold Muller)

Silver quality/purity mark: .925 (925/1000, Sterling silver)

Import date mark: k (1905)

City mark: Neustadt am Rübenberge (Hanover District, Lower Saxony)


Date: 1905

Condition


This antique stirrup cup is a very good gauge of silver, very good quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The chased decoration is very sharp and the engraved decoration is very crisp.

The German hallmarks and import hallmarks struck to the rim of the cup are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Height 14cm/5.5"

Width from ear to snout 7.2cm/2.8"

Diameter of rim 9.3cm/3.7"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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