Antique Silver Presentation Cup

GBP 3,500.00

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Object Description

A superb antique sterling silver cup and cover with steeple top. Gilt silver. Outstanding quality and decorative detail. The base has a presentation inscription to the actress Anna Neagle from the popular magazine Picturegoer and Film Weekly for her performance in Courtneys of Curzon Street 1947. Weight 1926 grams, 61.9 troy ounces. Height 41.5 cms (total), 29 cms (cup). Diameter 11.7 cms. London 1909. Maker Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co Ltd.

Biography – This company was established in 1880 by William Gibson and John Lawrence Langman using premises at 112 Regent Street, London, previously John Joseph Mechi. In 1893 the firm took over The Goldsmiths’ Alliance Ltd (late A.B. Savory & Sons) becoming in 1898 the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd, active as jewellers, dealers in diamonds and precious stones, silversmiths, electroplaters and watch and clock makers. In 1952 Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd was amalgamated with Garrard & Co Ltd. This prestigious company exhibited at home and abroad including the Indian and Colonial Exhibition (London, 1886), Paris (1889), Chicago (1893), California (1894), Paris (1900) and Franco-British Exhibition (London, 1908).

The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co were manufacturers with workshops in Newcastle Place, Clerkenwell; Regent Works, Sheffield and Rue St George, Paris and also retailer of items supplied by various British gold and silver manufacturers (Martin Hall & Co Ltd, W&G Sissons, Wakely & Wheeler, William Comyns, Harrison Brothers & Howson, etc.)

Signed – The inscription reads “Picturegoer and Film Weekly Gold Medal awarded to Anna Neagle by Readers Votes in their Annual Ballot for her Performance in “The Courtneys of Curzon Street” 1947

Object Literature

Dame Anna Neagle, DBE (20 October 1904 – 3 June 1986), born Florence Marjorie Robertson.
Anna Neagle was a successful box-office draw in the British cinema for 20 years and was voted the most popular star in Britain in 1949. She was known for providing glamour and sophistication to war-torn London audiences with her lightweight musicals, comedies and historical dramas. Almost all of her films were produced and directed by Herbert Wilcox, whom she married in 1943.
In her historical dramas Anna Neagle was renowned for her portrayals of British historical figures, including Nell Gwynn (Nell Gwynn, 1934), Queen Victoria (Victoria the Great, 1937 and Sixty Glorious Years, 1938) and Edith Cavell (Nurse Edith Cavell, 1939).

Object Condition

This handsome cup is in very condition with no damage or restoration. Each piece has full and matching sets of English silver hallmarks. The gilt finish is bright and original.

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.

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