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SOLD - Irish Sterling Silver Cup - Antique George II

A magnificent, fine and impressive antique George II Irish sterling silver cup; part of our silverware collection

SKU: W4633
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SOLD - Irish Sterling Silver Cup - Antique George II
SOLD - Irish Sterling Silver Cup - Antique George II

Description


This exceptional antique George II Irish sterling silver cup has a bell shaped form onto a circular spreading foot.


The lower portion of this magnificent cup is embellished with applied water leaf decoration.


The upper portion of the cup is plain apart from a heavily decorated bright cut engraved coat of arms, (ermine a bend) to one side.


The foot of this George II cup is embellished with a band of fruiting vine and opposing scroll chased decoration.


This fine cup is fitted with two impressive scrolling handles.


Each handle is ornamented with a leaf decorated thumbpiece, a volute scroll decorated upper terminal and a pendant drop decorated upper socket.


Date: 1734

Condition


This antique cup is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent condition.

There are some minor blemishes and scratches to the surface of the cup as would be expected and it remains in fine condition in keeping with age.

The bright cut engraving is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the cup are very clear except for the makers mark which has not been perfectly struck.

The cup displays an exceptional set of hallmarks for such a piece.


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this item.


Dimensions


Height 18.2cm/7.2"

Diameter of top 14.6cm/5.7"

Diameter of base 11cm/4.3"

Width across top 24cm/9.4"


Weight


41 troy ounces/ 1275g

 
 
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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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