A handsome early English antique silver beaker of plain, straight sided design having a flared top and simple foot wires. Owner’s initials engraved underneath.
Contains 300 ml.
Weight 161 grams, 5.1 troy ounces.
Height 9.5 cm. Diameter of top 8.6cm.
Maker Edward Gladwin – see David Mitchell’s “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”.
Marks. Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks.
Maker: Edward Gladwin
Edward Gladwin, London silversmith, apprenticed to Francis Leake 1661, free 1668. Liveryman 1674, Assistant 1687, Touchwarden 1698. Gladwin bound eight apprentices plus one boy turned over to him. Gladwin’s workshop produced a varied selection of work including a chalice and cover (Oriel College), chinoiserie ewer (Saddlers’ Livery Company) and a 1694 standish (on loan to the V & A Museum).
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