An elegant antique silver drinking chalice with tapering sides on a square base (lemon squeezer form). Classic plain style. Engraved around the top with concentric lines of dots enclosing a Greek key decoration. Bright gilt interior.
Contains 250 ml.
Weight 187 grams, 8.1 troy ounces.
Height 15cm. Diameter 7.8cm.
Maker Thomas Wallis II.
Marks. Stamped with a full set of English silver hallmarks on the bottom edge.
Maker: Thomas Wallis II
Thomas Wallis II, London silversmith, son of Billers Wallis, victualler, apprenticed to Thomas Wallis I in 1771, free 1779. 1st mark entered as plateworker 1778. 4 marks as bucklemaker 1780-89. Livery 1791. 6th mark as plateworker (2 sizes) 1792. 7th mark (6 punches) 1796. 8th mark (6 punches) 1801. 9th mark, 2 sizes, in partnership with Jonathan Hayne as plateworkers 1810. 10th mark, 3 sizes, 1817. 11th mark 1820. Partnership dissolved 1821 when Hayne entered a separate mark. Also Francis Mayor, apprenticed to Wallis in 1816, was turned over to Hayne in 1821 suggesting the retirement of Wallis. Wallis died 1836.
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