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Seventeenth Century Silver


An exceedingly rare and very fine, early Charles II silver wine cup, with slightly tapering bowl atop a cast baluster stem with spreading foot, fully hallmarked on the body below the rim and correctly marked with a lion passant to the underside of the foot.


Maker: TR with crescent above (Identified. See Jackson’s p.126).

London, 1663.



Height: 15.6cm.

Diameter of bowl: 8.7cm.

Weight: 243.6 grams.


Condition: Excellent antique condition. Free from repair. The body with some small knocks and markings commensurate with age and use. The silver has a lovely deep colour and patina. Some wear to the hallmarks, but they remain clearly readable and identifiable.


Note: A comparable example is housed in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Item reference: 57046.M.44-1925.


Literature: Jackson, C.J. (1911). An Illustrated History of English Plate. Volume I, pp.219, fig.232 and Oman, C. (1970). Caroline Silver, 1625-1688. Plate 6c.

Charles II Silver Wine Cup. London, 1663.

SKU: 24243188
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