A fine pair of antique early Victorian sterling silver barrel shaped beakers; part of our silverware collection
These fine antique early
Victorian sterling silver beakers fit neatly together in a barrel shaped form.
Once separated, each
is fashioned in a half barrel form with a silver gilt interior. beaker
To the front panel of each beaker is a bright cut engraved crest of a wyvern* above a cartwheel.
This has been identified as the family crest for Somerville of Dinder House, Somerset.
* The wyvern is a mythical, dragon-like beast with two legs, feet like eagles' claws, two wings, and a body which curves seamlessly into a tail.
It is a heraldic symbol of strength and endurance. The cartwheel is the heraldic symbol of fortune.
antique beakers are an extremely good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent condition.
The bright cut engraved crests are very crisp.
struck to the underside of each beaker are very clear. hallmarks Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of these examples of Victorian silverware.
There is a subtle difference in height between the two beakers as one incorporates the rim allowing the two to 'push fit' together.
Height Beaker One 8.7cm/3.4"
Height Beaker Two 8cm/3.2"
Total/combined height 16cm/6.3"
Diameter across rim 8cm/3.2"
Diameter of base 5cm/2"
10 troy ounces/311g
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