• Circa 1550

    Leonhard Bram

    9788 Antique Swiss Silver Beaker


    An exceptionally early drinking cup dating from the 16th century. This parcel gilt beaker has a cylindrical tumbler form and stands on a shallow foot. The cup still retains the original hand beaten finish. There is a gilded band of decoration around the top with foliate scrolls and roundels on a hatched background. The foot has a gilt band and feather decorated border. The underside retains traces of the old, blobby mercury solder used in the original manufacture over 450 years ago. Contains 150 ml. Weight 79 grams, 2.4 troy ounces. Height 6.4cm. Diameter 6.9cm. Stamped underneath with Swiss silver marks for Zurich, Switzerland. Maker Leonhard Bram. Circa 1550. Ref: Eva Losel’s book on Zurich Goldsmiths pages 164 and 360 – see images.

  • Circa 1680


    8899 Antique Swiss Silver Beaker


    A handsome antique silver beaker of tapering form and plain style. The body with simulated snakeskin texture. Initial “P” to the front. Original pale gilt interior. Contains 250 ml. Weight 99 grams, 3.1 troy ounces. Height 8.7 cms. Diameter 7.5 cms (top), 6 cms (base). Stamped underneath with Swiss silver marks for Zurich. Circa 1680.

  • 1790 - 1805


    8958 Antique Gold Box


    An outstanding Swiss five-colour gold snuff box of oval form, the cover applied with an octagonal gold panel. The decorative classical scene shows Cupid in a garden filling water at a fountain. Weight 64 grams, just over 2 troy ounces. Top 8×5 cms. Height 2 cms. Makers mark stamped inside cover and side, VR under crown, this maker worked in Paris and Geneva, 1790-1805. Belgian import marks stamped to the side. High grade gold, probably 18 carat.

  • Circa 1840


    7284 Antique Swiss Silver Coffee Pot


    A handsome antique silver coffee pot with a plain baluster shape raised on a fluted pedestal foot. Excellent quality with a charming model of a lion on the lid. An imposing feature is the graceful curved spout in the form of a animal’s head. With a broad decorative border around the neck and an applied goat’s mask mount to the base of the handle. Weight 822 grams, 26.4 troy ounces. Contains 1200 ml. Height 26.5 cms (to top of handle). Spread across spout and handle 19.5 cms. Marked with Swiss silver stamps. Circa 1840.

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