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Sterling Silver Wager Cups - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique Victorian sterling silver wager cups; an addition to our wine and drinks related silverware collection

SKU: A7318

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These exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver wager cups* has been realistically modelled in the form of a male and female characters in an upright stance.

The wide skirt garments of each piece are embellished with chased scrolling leaf decoration accented with figural masks, all on a matte background.

The waisted bodice of each figure is embellished with boned features accented with geometric bands to the shoulders; due to the ornate garments it can be determined they were crafted in form of noble figures.

The upstretched arms of these impressive characters conjoin with impressive embossed opposing scroll leaf decorated branches terminating with dragon style figureheads.

Each pair of branches is connected to a pivoting gimbal-type drinking cup, embellished with further chased decoration incorporating floral festoons, fluted ornamentation and a scalloped border to the collet foot.

The underside of the skirts form a flared bell shaped drinking vessel.

These impressive Victorian cups retain the original gilded interior.

The hallmarks struck to the rim of these impressive cups include:

Importer's mark: TG (Thomas Glaser)

Silver quality/purity mark: Lion passant (sterling)

Assay mark: Leopard head (London, England)

Import date mark: K (1885)

Additional mark: F (foreign manufacture mark)

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Date: 1885


These antique wager cups are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The chased decoration is very sharp.

Full import hallmarks and French hallmarks struck to the surface of the skirts are all very clear.

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


Height 25.7cm/10.1"

Width across branches 11.5cm/4.5"

Diameter of skirt 11cm/4.3"

Diameter of small cup 6.4cm/2.5"

Height of small cup 6.2cm/2.4"

Total Weight

22.7 troy ounces/707g

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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