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Sterling Silver Cup - Antique Victorian (1880)


An exceptional, fine and impressive, antique Victorian English sterling silver cup; an addition to our Victorian silverware collection

SKU C7238

This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver presentation cup has a campania shaped form to a circular domed foot.

The bulbous, shaped lower portion of this silver cup is embellished with impressive chased and embossed leaf and floral decoration.

The plain tapering surface of the cup incorporates the contemporary engraved coat of arms depicting a chevron between three roses, barbed, seeded on a chief of the second a lion passant guardant between two closed books paleways, clasped and garnished of the last, the clasps to the dexter, all above the motto 'Virtus vera nobilitas' - Virtue is true nobility*.

The opposing side of this presentation piece incorporates the contemporary engraved inscription 'This Oration Prize the legacy of Dr Hooper adjudged to John Maurice Schulhof by Trinity college Cambridge, 1880'

The upper rim of the cup is encompassed with an applied moulded decorated border.

This impressive Victorian cup is fitted with an exceptional pair of cast sterling silver scrolling handles, accented with further leaf decoration.

The cup is supported by a waisted pedestal and circular domed foot accented with further chased and embossed foliate ornamentation, to a plain shaped collet rim.

* This coat of arms pertains to Trinity College Cambridge

Maker: Edward Ker Reid

Date: 1880

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

The chased and embossed decoration is very sharp and the engraved decoration is very crisp.

Full British hallmarks struck to the surface of the cup are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

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

Width across handles 15.3cm/6"

Diameter 10cm/3.9"

Height 17.9cm/7"

11 troy ounces/341g

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