A charming antique silver cup of plain form. With the original gilt interior.
Contains 200 ml.
Weight 125 grams, 4 troy ounces.
Height 6cm. Diameter 7.3cm.
Makers mark only for Elizabeth Godfrey.
Elizabeth (Eliza) Godfrey nee Pantin. Married first to Abraham Buteaux on whose death in 1731 she carried on business as his widow until she married the following year to Benjamin Godfrey, Buteaux’s former journeyman. On Godfrey’s death in 1741 Eliza entered her own mark. Grimwade in his notable work “London Goldsmiths” describes Eliza’s work as showing “as might be expected, strong Huguenot characteristics of design and fine execution”.