Antique Silver Goblet, Birmingham 1871

GBP 495.00

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Object Description

A good quality antique silver cup with bold embossed decoration and finely engraved borders. Useful size, perfect for a glass of wine. Traces of the original gilt interior.

Contains 250 ml.
Weight 209g, 6,7 troy oz.
Height 17.3cm. Diameter of top 8.1cm.
Birmingham 1871.
Maker George Unite.
Sterling silver.

Marks. Stamped with a full set of English silver hall marks below the rim.

Maker: George Unite

George Unite and James Hilliard founded the business in 1825 in Birmingham. The partnership was closed before 1845 and the business was continued by George Unite in Birmingham and London until circa 1865.

The firm advertised as manufacturer of Gold and Silver brooches, bracelets, fish carvers, dessert knives and forks, card cases, cake knives, knife fork and spoon, fruit knives, butter knives, pickle forks, caddy shells, sugar scoops and sifters, cups, cigar cases, pens, etc…..

The firm became George Unite & Sons in circa 1865 continuing until the death of George Richard Unite in 1897.

William Henry Lyde (electroplate manufacturer) took over the business and in 1928 the business became a limited company George Unite Sons & Lyde Ltd

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Object Condition

The chalice is in very good condition. Crisp decoration. Some wear to the gilt interior.

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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