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Sterling Silver Presentation Cup and Cover - Antique George V (1914)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver presentation cup with cover and original ebonised plinth; an addition to our presentation silverware collection

SKU: A2483

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This exceptional antique silver presentation cup has a plain campania shaped form onto a knopped pedestal to a circular stepped spreading foot.

The flared rim of the cup is ornamented with an impressive chased gadroon decorated border.

The upper portion of the body of this George V cup is embellished with an applied band of undulating scrolling leaf decoration amidst ribbed borders.

The lower portion of the body is encircled with an applied reciprocating interlacing fret band on a matte background with ribbed borders.

At the subtly domed junction with the pedestal the cup is further embellished with impressive chased batwing decoration .

The knop to the pedestal and stepped portion of the foot are ornamented with bands of simplified egg and dart decoration.

This silver antique presentation cup is fitted with two very impressive chased decorated handles modelled in the form of entwined snakes.

This exceptional example of antique silverware retains the original hallmarked plain two tiered push fit cover surmounted with the original hallmarked chased decorated floral bud and foliate finial.

The exceptional and impressive finial is secured with the original hallmarked nut to the interior of the cover.

This impressive cup is displayed on the original ebonised base which retains a further fine and impressive reciprocating interlacing fret band encircling the lower portion.

Above this decoration is a plain sterling silver band incorporating a hallmarked cartouche bordered by entwined snakes, in the same style as the handles; the band may be engraved with a personal inscription if so desired.

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Date: 1914


This antique silver 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.

The applied and chased decoration is all very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the cup, and part hallmarks to the cover, cartouche and nut are all very clear.

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


Height on plinth to top of finial 35cm/13.75"

Height to top of finial 26cm/10.2"

Diameter of top of cup 18.5cm/7.3"

Diameter of cup 11.1cm/4.3"

Diameter of plinth 14.1/5.6"

Total Weight

48 troy ounces/1493g

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