VERY RARE PAIR LARGE CHARLES II CHALICES
This fine and rare pair of large Charles II silver chalices were made in London in 1675 by WG conjoined. The covers were made to fit in c.1730 by John Gamon; the maker’s mark is only struck four times. Measuring almost 9.75″ tall and 13″ tall with the covers on, they have plain cylindrical bowls with everted lips and knopped stems on circular stepped bases with reeded edges. The original inscription, ‘St Mary Newington 1675’ is engraved under both base rims; the covers are also engraved, ‘Ex Dono Eliz: Yallop to St Mary Newington’. Weighing 44 oz with the lids and 34 oz without, the pair is in excellent condition, with a fine colour.
Provenance: sold on 28th November 1968 in Sotheby’s Fine English and Continental Silver and Plate sale, where they were bought by Wartski’s for £11,000.