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Beakers & Tumbler Cups

Browse our collection of specialist silver drinking vessels. An excellent range of early silver examples for the collector which are ideal for practical use and make a perfect gift.

Antique Silver Beakers date back to the early 1600s in Europe. They have remained popular up until the present day and are generally of a simple flared form. Sometimes double beakers are found which fit together in the shape of a barrel. The “Camp Canteen”, dating from the late 17th century onwards, is a travelling set consisting of a beaker fitted inside with cutlery, condiments and possibly a corkscrew.

Silver Tumbler Cups were made from the mid-17th century onwards. They are made from thick gauge sheet silver which was hammered up so that the sides become thinner towards the top and the rounded base would have the greater weight. When they are knocked over they will automatically right themselves. A very useful drinking cup to use onboard ship.

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Beakers & Tumbler Cups

Browse our collection of specialist silver drinking vessels. An excellent range of early silver examples for the collector which are ideal for practical use and make a perfect gift.

Antique Silver Beakers date back to the early 1600s in Europe. They have remained popular up until the present day and are generally of a simple flared form. Sometimes double beakers are found which fit together in the shape of a barrel. The “Camp Canteen”, dating from the late 17th century onwards, is a travelling set consisting of a beaker fitted inside with cutlery, condiments and possibly a corkscrew.

Silver Tumbler Cups were made from the mid-17th century onwards. They are made from thick gauge sheet silver which was hammered up so that the sides become thinner towards the top and the rounded base would have the greater weight. When they are knocked over they will automatically right themselves. A very useful drinking cup to use onboard ship.

  • Circa 1550

    Leonhard Bram

    9788 Antique Swiss Silver Beaker

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    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.

  • 1626

    Richard Blackwell

    9968 Charles I Antique Silver Beaker

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    Dating from the early 1600’s. An early English antique silver beaker of plain tapering design with simple foot wires. Lovely plain form. Excellent patina and hand beaten finish. Contains 250 ml. Weight 120 grams, 3.8 troy ounces. Height 8.9 cm. Diameter 7.0cm (top), 6.0cm (base). London 1626. Sterling silver. Maker’s mark “probably” Richard Blackwell the Elder – see David Mitchell’s “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”.

  • 1628 - 1635

    Wenzel Zeideler

    9988 Antique German Silver Beaker

    £4,950

    An early Leipzig silver stipple ground beaker of tapering form. Original gilt finish. Hand engraved to the body is a charming design of a tree with outspread branches and large leaves like table tennis bats. Contains 190 ml. Weight 109 grams, 3.5 troy ounces. Height 8.3cm. Diameter 6.7cm (top), 5.2cm (base). Leipzig 1633-1635 Maker Wenzel Zeideler. Circa 1628-30. Marks. Stamped underneath with German silver marks for Leipzig.

  • Circa 1650

     

    9680 Antique Dutch Silver Beaker

    £4,650

    An antique silver beaker of tapering cylindrical form on a cast, coin inset, foot. Bright gilding inside and out. The body is decorated with 3 figures within oval cartouches surrounded by engraved floral and fruit designs. Contains 270 ml. Weight 230 grams, 7.3 troy ounces. Height 13.5cm. Dutch silver marks, possibly Groningen. Maker’s mark 3 anchors. Circa 1650.

  • 1676

     

    9885 Charles II Beaker

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    An early English antique silver beaker of plain design with simple foot wires. Hand engraved around the top and middle body is a band of hatched foliate decoration, a decoration popular from the Elizabethan period through to this date. Contains 300 ml. Weight 143 grams, 4.5 troy ounces. Height 10.2cm. Diameter of top 8cm. London 1676. Maker “BM” within a heart shaped shield (Jacksons page 141). Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1680

    Johann Hoffler

    10110 Antique Nurnberg Silver Beaker

    £1,250

    A good quality antique silver stipple ground beaker of tapering form and plain style, the body with simulated dotted texture. Simple shape with concentric double ribbed detail to the top. Original light gilt interior. Contain 220ml. Weight 122 grams, 3.9 troy ounces. Height 9cm. Diameter 7cm (top), 5.5cm (base). German silver marks for Nurnberg. Maker Johann Offler. Circa 1680.

  • 1683

    John Duck

    9991 Charles II Antique Silver Beaker

    £11,950

    An early English antique sterling silver beaker of plain tapering design with simple foot wires. Dating from the late 1600’s. Charmingly flat chased with an exuberant scene of exotic birds and foliage in the Chinese style known as “chinoiserie”. To the front there are hand engraved initials “MFD” and the date 1684 and to the reverse are the prick engraved initials “CIE”. Excellent patina and hand beaten finish. Contains 290 ml. Weight 99 grams, 3.1 troy ounces. Height 9.2cm. Diameter 8cm. London 1683. Maker John Duck, well known for his fine period beakers.

  • 1689

     

    10125 William & Mary Antique Silver Cup

    £2,950

    A rare antique silver cup of tapering form on a small applied foot; the curved flutes on the lower body were a popular decoration from the reign of William & Mary through to Queen Anne. This cup never had a handle and was probably intended for drinking tea or coffee. There are faint traces of the original gilding. Contains 150 ml. Weight 108 grams, 2.1 troy ounces. Height 6.5cm. Diameter of top 7.5cm. London 1689. Maker “OG” – see Jacksons page 129.

  • Circa 1690

    Johann Wagner

    9889 German Silver Beaker

    £1,650

    A good quality antique silver stipple ground beaker of tapering form. Plain style and simple shape. Punched snakeskin ornament. Gilt finish. Contains 240 ml. Weight 134 grams, 4.3 troy ounces. Height 8.8cm. Diameter 7.2cm. German silver marks (assay scrape and the pineapple Augsburg town mark). Maker Johann Wagner. Circa 1690.

  • Circa 1691

     

    9800 William and Mary Provincial Silver Beaker

    £5,750

    A rare piece of British provincial silver. A Scottish or Yorkshire silver beaker of plain, tapered cylindrical form having a plain base with simple foot wires. The underside displays very prominent soldering – see condition report. Contains 250 ml. Weight 158 grams, 5 troy ounces. Height 9.9 cm. Diameter 7.8 cm. Yorkshire or Scotland circa 1691. Maker’s mark “Crown over S.S”.

  • 1692

    John Richardson

    9890 William and Mary Chinoiserie Silver Beaker

    £8,760

    An early English antique silver beaker of plain tapering design with simple foot wires. Dating from the late 1600’s. Compact size. Charmingly decorated with a band of hand chased decoration of birds and foliage in the Chinese style known as “chinoiserie”. To the front there is a hand engraved prick dot design containing “F.S” and the date 1693. Excellent patina and hand beaten finish. Contains 160 ml. Weight 74 grams, 2.3 troy ounces. Height 8.1 cm. Diameter 7.2cm. London 1692. Maker John Richardson, a prominent cup and tankard maker known for chinoiserie silver. Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1701

     

    9903 Antique Silver Armorial Beaker

    £1,150

    A very interesting antique silver cup of tapering form and plain style. Simple shape with bright gilt bands to the rim and base, and gilded interior. Good gauge silver and weight. The base is beautifully engraved with an armorial dated 1701, possibly a town arms. Engraved initials to the front. Contains 350 ml. Weight 136 grams, 4.3 troy ounces. Height 9.2cm. Diameter 8cm (top), 6.3cm (base). Unmarked silver. Continental. Circa 1701.

  • 1732

     

    9901 Antique Silver Scandinavian Peg Beaker

    £1,850

    Possibly Norwegian or Baltic. A rare piece of parcel gilt silver of tapering straight sided form. With bright gilt banding to the foot, rim, and interior. 18th century. Faintly pricked out at the rim with the year “Anno 1732”. To the front is an engraved cartouche with “HNS Lemesand”. While peg tankards are traditional Scandinavian drinking vessels it is very unusual to find a beaker pegged in this fashion. A charming feature is the way that the pegs have been disguised on the front as flower heads. Contains 520 ml. Weight 220 grams, 7ozs. Height 13cm. Diameter 10.9 (top), 7.3cm (base). Stamped underneath with the maker’s mark “FR” double struck. Scandinavian – possibly Norwegian or Baltic. Circa 1732

  • Circa 1733

    Ludvig Mouritzen Svab

    10122 Norwegian Antique Silver Beaker

    £1,950

    An excellent quality antique silver stipple ground beaker of tapering form and plain style, the body with simulated dotted texture and plain circular cartouche. Simple shape with concentric double ribbed detail to the top and 3 ball feet. Original gilt interior. Contains 200 ml. Weight 122 grams, 3.9 troy ounces. Height 8.5cm. Diameter 7.5cm. Made in Larvik, Norway. Maker Ludvig Mouritzen Svab. Circa 1733.

  • Circa 1750

    Modin

    9929 Antique Swedish Silver Beaker

    £950

    Of sporting interest. An antique silver beaker of tapering form, the lower body is embossed and chased all round with a boar hunting scene. Small size. Gilded to the top rim, base and interior. Contains 150 ml. Weight 57 grams, 1.8 troy ounces. Height 8.9cm. Diameter 7.5c, (top), 4.4cm (base). Stamped underneath with Swedish silver marks for Sundersvall. Maker J.P Modin. Circa 1750.

  • 1784

    George Walker I

    9849 George III Silver Beaker

    £1,950

    A very nice piece of English provincial silver. This rare antique silver beaker, of barrel form, has 2 concentric bands and vertical line engraving to represent the pieces of wood forming the barrel. Underneath are the engraved initials S.M.D. Contains 175ml. Weight 101 grams, 3.2 troy ounces. Height 7.5cm. Diameter 6.5cm. Chester 1784. Maker George Walker I. Sterling silver.

  • 1791

    Peter & Ann Bateman

    10127 George III Antique Silver Beaker

    £475

    A charming antique silver drinking cup of straight tapering form with a flared top. The attractive matted body has an unusual shaped cartouche containing a crest. Original gilt interior, traces of gilt to the body. Weight 96 grams, 3.1 troy ounces. Contains 100 ml. Height 8cm. Diameter 6.5cm. London 1791. Maker Peter & Ann Bateman.

  • 1796

    Erik Ernander

    9907 Antique Silver Swedish Vases

    £1,950

    A large harlequin pair of antique silver vases, or ale glasses, with gilded bands to the top and base rims, and fully gilded interior. Each has an expansive band of engraved decoration to the body, one vase with initials “C.O.D” prick engraved to the front. Very similar in weight and size, the vases have differing decorations. Total weight 771 grams (381/390), 24.7 troy ounces. Height 20.7/20.4cm. Diameter 14.5/14.3cm. Swedish silver stamps. Maker E. Ernander. Date mark O2 for 1796.

  • 1799

    James Darquits

    9189 George III Antique Silver Beaker

    £675

    A good antique sterling silver tumbler with tapering sides and flat foot. Plain style. Hand engraved with 2 separate small crests. Contains 365 ml. Weight 187 grams, 6 troy ounces. Height 10 cm. Diameter of top 8 cm. London 1799. Maker James Darquits.

  • 1805

     

    9494 Antique German Silver Tot Cup

    £535

    An antique silver drinking cup of neat proportions having a simple rounded form and hand engraved matting decoration. This is a palm cup, known in German as a Faustbecher. Contains 60 ml. Weight 47 grams, 1.5 troy ounces. Height 4.3cm. Diameter 5.8cm. Stamped underneath with German silver marks for Nuremberg. Maker “WS”. Circa 1805. The date letter “M” dates the cup to 1894-1808

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  • 1867

    George Angell

    8980 Antique Silver Beaker

    £850

    An antique silver drinks cup. Fantastic quality with a charming applied border of cherubs. Finely engraved with arches, scrolls and flower motifs. Gilded interior. Contains 300 ml. Weight 208 grams, 6.6 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. Diameter 6.6 cms. All pieces marked. London 1867. Maker George Angell. Sterling silver

  • 1878

    Walker & Hall

    8725 Antique Silver Beaker

    £675

    An excellent antique silver drinking tumbler with lovely plain style. Large capacity. Good gauge silver. Bright colour. Contains 450 ml. Weight approx 211 grams, 6.8 troy ounces. Height 12 cms. Diameter 9 cm. Sheffield 1878. Maker Walker & Hall. Another 3 similar goblets available on request. Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1880

     

    6958 Antique Silver and Cranberry Glass Cup and Cover

    £395

    A beautiful antique Bohemian glass vase with engraved panels around the body with architectural scenes. The front panel contains the figure of a Greek deity and there are names etched below the panels. The silver lid is mounted with an entwined serpent and an inset piece of mother of pearl. Height 15.5 cms. Diameter of top 7.5 cms. The lid is marked on the edge with “TF”. Austro Hungarian. Circa 1880.

  • 1887

     

    9612 Antique Silver and Horn Beaker

    £195

    A 19th century silver and horn tumbler with silver mounted rim. The applied silver shield contains a hand engraved monogram in old fashioned cursive script. Pale gold/green transparent colour. Contains 160 ml. Height 10 cm. Diameter 6.2 cm. Birmingham 1887. Maker Hirons & Plante.

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