Charles I Antique Silver Wine Cup

GBP 7,950.00

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Object Description

An exquisite little antique silver cup dating from the early 1600’s. It’s very rare to find a small cup from this date and with such fine proportions. The tapering bowl stands on a knopped stem with a spreading circular foot.

Contains 85ml.
Weight 115g, Height 11.7cm, 3.6 troy oz.
London circa 1630.
Maker Daniel Gee.
Sterling silver.

Marks. Stamped below the rim with the leopard’s head and maker’s mark “DG with an anchor between” probably for Daniel Gee – attribution by David Mitchell “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”. Lion mark to the underside. The lion and date letter are missing, possibly lost in the rim repair.

Maker: Daniel Gee

Daniel Gee, son of the London goldsmith Richard Gee. Daniel was apprenticed to Giles Allen in 1594, free 1608. Almsman in 1633 on the death of his father. Died 1658. Daniel bound 5 apprentices, including Henry Starkey who also became a leading London silversmith. Daniel’s brother Abraham was made free of the Company by patrimony in 1632 when he was recorded as Daniel Joye (alias Gee).

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Object Condition

This charming little cup is in good condition with moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Shows faint signs of previous restoration to the rim and foot.

Object Details

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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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