An exceptional, fine, large and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver presentation / champagne cup with cover on original ebonised plinth; part of our presentation silverware collection
This antique silver presentation / champagne
has a circular bell shaped form onto a circular spreading foot. cup
The body of this
Victorian champagne cup is embellished with a plain girdle to the centre, and applied strap work style decoration to the lower portion, incorporating statuesque figures.
There is 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'.
cup is fitted with two thread decorated C scroll handles, ornamented with applied scrolling water leaf decoration. presentation
This versitile 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 baluster shaped finial.
cup is displayed on its original turned ebonised plinth. champagne
Victorian cup retains its original gilt interior.
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.
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.
struck to the surface and cover of the cup are all very clear. hallmarks
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.
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"
82 troy ounces/2550g
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