Sterling Silver Coin Beaker - Antique Victorian


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Object Description

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver beaker – boxed; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection.

This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver beaker has a tapering cylindrical form onto a swept foot.

The body of the antique silver beaker is embellished with a wide variety of British coins* and medals, visible from the anterior and interior surfaces, including:

First Row (alternating)
William III – 1696, 1697, 1698
William III and Mary II – 1696, 1697, 1698

Second Row (alternating)
William III – 1696, 1696, 1697
William III and Mary II – 1691, 1693, 1693

Third Row (mixed)
William III and Mary II – 1693
Mary II – undated (circa 1689)
William and Mary Farthing Pattern or Medalet – undated

Fourth Row (alternating)
William III – 1697, 1696
William & Mary AE Medal by Roettier Ex. Candore Decus – undated (circa 1689)

William III – 1696
The upper portion of the body is ornamented with the contemporary engraved inscription ‘Hugh Arthur Jasper de Symonds Barrow 1900’.

The subtly flared upper rim is encompassed with an applied moulded border.

The underside of this impressive antique silver coin beaker bears the contemporary engraved inscription ‘This cup weighting OZ 7.5 was made to receive 25 coins of 1688, William III, 1702’.

The centre of the base is further ornamented with the reverse of a coin; the anterior surface of which can be seen from the interior.

This exceptional antique silver beaker is fitted to the original hinged leatherette presentation box with satin and velvet lined interior, secured with a hinged catch.

The interior of the box bears the retailer’s mark ‘By Appointment, Elkington & Co’ below a royal coronet and the initials VR denoting Queen Victoria.

The exterior leatherette surface of the box bears the initials ‘H.A.J. DE. S.B.’.

* This array of British coins unmounted would have a higher value than the represented price.

Diameter of rim 9cm/3.5″
Diameter of foot 7.6cm/3″
Height 14.6cm/5.7″

10.6 troy ounces/331g (including coins)

Object History

Maker: James Barclay Hennell
Date: 1881
Origin: London, England

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Object Condition

This Victorian beaker is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The engraved inscriptions are all very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the rim of the beaker are all clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this exceptional antique silver coin beaker.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)191 240 2645
+44 (0)7836 286218

Dealer Location

35b St Georges Terrace
Tyne and Wear

Tel: +44 (0) 191 240 2645

Fax: +44 (0) 191 240 2647

VAT: GB 500 0310 42

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