Super quality sterling silver cup and cover Birmingham 1913 Elkington & Co

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This superb quality sterling silver cup and cover was made in Birmingham in 1913 by Elkington and Co and measures 17.5 inches tall by 8.5 inches handle to handle and is 5.5 inches in dia across the base. It is decorated with laurel leaf bands to the lid base and the handles are laurel wreath with scrolled acanthus leaf details, there is a large laurel, ribbon and shaped cartouche to both front and back below which there is a classically dressed cast winged female with arms outstretched holding a laurel wreath in one hand to the front and on the reverse a large cast cartouche with acanthus leaf detail and laurel leaves and berry decoration wither side. The pull off lid has an acanthus leaf and pomegranate finial and is marked with the lion passant and date letter to the inner rim whilst the main body is fully hallmarked to the side. This is a very striking piece of silver and is in excellent condition weighing a hefty 79.4 ounces or 2468 grams.

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