This exceptional antique German silver beaker has a subtly tapering cylindrical form.
The body of the beaker is embellished with chased scrolling leaf and floral ornamentation, accented with horizontal bands of tooled decoration.
The decoration to the body incorporates a contemporary engraved initial 'MAM' surmounted with a coronet to one side and to the other a bright cut engraved crest of a dove holding an olive-branch, stood on an arrowhead.
The upper rim is encompassed with an applied moulded border.
This exceptional 19th century silver beaker is supported by three impressive ball style feet.
The base of this exceptional example of antique silverware retains the silversmith's centre punch mark, in addition to the German state mark and maker's mark (FE).
The interior of this exceptional beaker retains the original gilding.
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