Of sporting interest. An excellent quality two handled gilt silver cup with an embossed hunting scene depicting huntsmen, hounds and stags. Compact size. The raised handles are cast in the form of a dog’s head.
Weight 327 grams, 10.5 troy ounces.
Spread 16cm. Diameter 10cm. Height 8.8cm, 10cm (to top of handles).
Maker Wakely and Wheeler.
Marks. Stamped on the lower body with a full set of English silver hallmarks.
Maker: Wakely & Wheeler
An old London silversmith firm dating back to 1791 when John Lias started the business as a buckle-maker, joined in partnership in 1818 by his son Henry Lias I, and another son Charles from 1823 to 1837. Henry Lias I became partners with his son Henry Lias II from 1850 and in 1879 Henry Lias II went into business with James Wakely. In 1884 the business remained in the hands of James Wakely and Frank Wheeler, becoming Wakely & Wheeler in 1909. In 1957 the business was acquired by Padgett & Braham Ltd.