Antique German Silver Beaker


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Object Description

A good antique silver beaker of tapering form, the body with an extensive band of hand engraved fish scale decoration. Heavy gauge silver. Original gilt interior. Contains 100 ml. Weight 71 grams, 2.2 troy ounces. Height 7.2 cms. Diameter 5.6 cms. Marked underneath with “12” and another German silver mark. Circa 1750.

Object Literature

German silver marks. Pre 1888 antique German silver was based on different town mark symbols and the silver fineness was indicated in “loth” (12 loth = 750/1000, 13 loth = 875/1000, 15 loth = 937/1000). In 1888 the “crescent moon and crown” marks were adopted together with the fineness of silver usually “800” = 800/1000. This system is still in use today.

Object Condition

This lovely antique cup is in very good condition with no damage or repairs. German silver marks on the foot. Original bright gilding (some wear).

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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