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SOLD - Sterling Silver Presentation/Champagne Cup by Charles Stuart Harris - Antique

An exceptional, fine and impressive, large antique Victorian English sterling silver presentation/ champagne cup with cover on original ebonised plinth, made by Charles Stuart Harris; part of our presentation silverware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Presentation/Champagne Cup by Charles Stuart Harris - Antique
SOLD - Sterling Silver Presentation/Champagne Cup by Charles Stuart Harris - Antique

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian silver presentation/champagne cup has a circular bell shaped form onto a circular spreading foot.


The body of this antique champagne cup is embellished with a plain applied girdle to the centre and applied strapwork style decoration incorporating statuesque figures to the lower portion.


The plain upper portion of the body is ornamented with a fine bright cut engraved regimental crest* incorporating a crown, key and castle, with banners above and below displaying the regiment '4th Suffolk Regt' and the associated regimental motto 'Montis Insignia Calpe'.


This versatile antique presentation/champagne cup retains the original fully hallmarked push fit cover, ornamented with an applied strapwork design similar to that on the body of the cup.


The cover is surmounted by an impressive sterling silver baluster shaped finial.


This large presentation cup is fitted with two thread decorated C scroll handles, ornamented with applied scrolling water leaf decoration.


This impressive champagne cup is displayed on the original turned circular ebonised wood plinth.


This large Victorian cup retains the original gilt interior.


This exceptional cup and cover were crafted by the renowned London silversmith Charles Stuart Harris.


* The Suffolk Regiment was raised by the Duke of Norfolk in 1685.

The three turreted castle represents the fortress of Gibraltar, whilst the Key, allegedly also represents Gibraltar (as the 'key' to the Mediterranean).

Further infomation available on request.


Date: 1899

Condition


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

The cup has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface and cover of the cup are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Height on plinth to top of finial 43cm/16.9"

Height to top of finial 34cm/13.3"

Width across handles 30cm/11.7"

Diameter of top 18.5cm/7.3"


 
 
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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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