Charles II Antique Silver Tumbler Cup


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Object Description

An early English silver cup of simple plain design. A very charming example with an excellent patina. Very pale gilt interior. The round and weighted base allows the cup to stay upright when knocked from side to side. Good gauge silver.

Contains 225 ml.
Weight 138 grams, 4.4 troy ounces.
Height 6.2cm. Diameter 8.5cm.
London 1682.
Maker W.S.
Sterling silver.
17th century.

Marks. Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks. The maker’s mark W.S is recorded in Jackson’s Gold & Silver Marks, Pickford edition page 134.

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Object Literature

Tumbler cups were made from the mid 17th century. They are made from thick gauge sheet silver which was hammered up so that the sides become thinner towards the top and the rounded base would have the greater weight. When they are knocked over they will automatically right themselves.

Object Condition

The silver tumbler is in very good condition. Moderate signs of wear overall commensurate with age.

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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