Antique Swiss Silver Beaker

GBP 5,750.00

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Object Description

An exceptionally early drinking cup dating from the 16th century. This parcel gilt beaker has a cylindrical tumbler form and stands on a shallow foot. The cup still retains the original hand beaten finish. There is a gilded band of decoration around the top with foliate scrolls and roundels on a hatched background. The foot has a gilt band and feather decorated border. The underside retains traces of the old, blobby mercury solder used in the original manufacture over 450 years ago.
Contains 150 ml.
Weight 79 grams, 2.4 troy ounces.
Height 6.4cm. Diameter 6.9cm.
Stamped underneath with Swiss silver marks for Zurich, Switzerland.
Maker Leonhard Bram.
Circa 1550 ref: Eva Losel’s book on Zurich Goldsmiths pages 164 and 360.

Leonhard Bram, Swiss silversmith. working in Zurich circa 1550. Ref. Eva Losel’s book on Zurich Silversmiths pages 164 and 360.

Object Condition

The cup is in very good condition. Partial wear to the gilt and light scratching as would be expected from an article of this age. Stamped underneath with Swiss silver marks.

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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