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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.

  • 1614

    Francis Saunders

    8492 Antique James I Silver Beaker

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    A rare early English antique sterling silver beaker of tall, plain design. At 6 inches the height is in keeping with its early date; mid 17th century beakers were shorter, about 3 to 4 inches high. Around the top there is a band of hatched foliate decoration; this was used from the Elizabethan period up to about 1620. The foot is decorated with a stamped egg and dart ornamentation typical of this period. Contains 400 ml. Weight 224 grams, 7.2 troy ounces. Height 14.8 cms, 6 inches. Diameter of top 8.6 cms. London 1614. Maker “SF” or “FS” (Jacksons page 107, Pickford edition). Probably “FS” for Francis Saunders (see David Mitchell’s Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London. *It’s very rare for marks of this period to have a name associated with it.

  • 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”.

  • 1635 - 1658

     

    9285 Antique Dutch Silver Beaker

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    An antique silver beaker of tall tapering form with a flared rim. Large size and good gauge silver. The cup has fine quality engraving of cherubs and garlands of fruit surrounded by foliate scrolls and classical motifs. The base still has an old Dutch stock label. Weight 462 grams, 14.8 troy ounces. Height 19.2 cm. Diameter 12.5 cm (top), 9.2 cm (base). Stamped underneath with Netherlands silver marks. The makers mark, a lion, is probably Dordrecht, 1635 or 1658.

  • 1637

    Robert Gregory

    9790 Charles I Silver Beaker

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    An early English silver beaker of unusual tapering form with a simple applied foot rim. Very plain style. Large size and good weight. To the front is a well executed armorial, hand engraved, the style is typical of the Charles I period with the shield surmounted by a crest and flowing mantling, The arms are for Dr Thomas Eden, Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Contains 550 ml. Weight 279 grams, 8.9 troy ounces. Height 13.8cm. Diameter 10.5cm. Stamped on the rim for London 1637. Maker’s mark attributed to “possibly” Robert Gregory by David Mitchell in his Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London. Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1660

     

    7531 Antique Nurnberg Silver Beaker

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    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. Weight 117 grams, 3.7 troy ounces. Height 8 cms. Marked underneath with assay scrape and “N” Nurnberg town mark. Makers mark P (listed in Rosenberg, no name given). Circa 1660.

  • 1661

    Arthur Hazelwood

    9296 Antique Norwich Silver Beaker

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    A rare early antique silver beaker from the provincial city of Norwich. Plain tapering design with simple foot wires. Contains 190 ml. Weight 104 grams, 3.3 troy ounces. Height 7.9 cm. Diameter 7.1 cm. Norwich 1661. Maker Arthur Hazelwood II.

  • 1671

    Robert King

    9799 Charles II Silver Beaker

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    A large antique silver trumpet beaker of tall, tapered, cylindrical design having a plain base with simple foot wires. Around the top there is a band of hatched foliate decoration with flower and scroll ornament trailing below. Unusually large size for a mid 17th century beaker. Underneath there is a date of 1667 engraved together with owners initials. Contains 850 ml. Weight 323 grams. Height 17cm. Diameter 11.5cm. London 1671. Maker attributed to Robert King – see David Mitchell’s “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”. Sterling silver.

  • 1675

     

    8580 Charles II Silver Tumbler Cup

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    A rare early English sterling silver cup of simple plain design. A large example with superb fish scale chasing. To the front there is the hand engraved crest of a pirate wearing a bandana, all over a piece of rope. The heavy round and weighted base allows the cup to stay upright when knocked from side to side. Good gauge silver. Contains 330 ml. Excellent patina. Weight 220 grams, 7 troy ounces. Height 7 cms. Diameter 9 cms. London 1675. Maker “TH” (Jackson Pickford edition page 128*)

  • 1675

     

    8158 Antique Charles II Silver Beaker

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    An early English antique sterling silver beaker of plain design with simple foot wires. Around the top there is a band of hatched foliate decoration; this was used from the Elizabethan period until this time but with gradually less detail. Scratch weight underneath. Contains 325 ml. Weight 204 grams, 6.5 troy ounces. Height 9.4 cms. Diameter of top 8.75 cms. London 1675. Maker “TH” (Jacksons page 128).

  • 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

     

    8324 Antique German Silver Beaker

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    An early continental silver drinking cup with simple tapering form. Original gilt finish. Hand engraved with a edge border and four scroll motifs. Weight 158 grams, 5 troy ounces. Height 11 cms. Diameter 10 cms. Stamped on the top edge with a part makers mark “?R” and assay scrape. Probably German. Circa 1680.

  • Circa 1680

     

    8899 Antique Swiss Silver Beaker

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    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.

  • 1680

     

    8156 Charles II Silver Tumbler Cup

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    A rare early English sterling silver cup of simple plain design. An excellent example. The round and weighted base allows the cup to stay upright when knocked from side to side. Good gauge silver and patina. It is interesting to see the early workmanship – the original hammered finish on the inside surface and the reinforced and weighted base. Contains 150 ml. Weight 103 grams, 3.3 troy ounces. Height 5.1 cms. Diameter 7.25 cms. London 1680. Maker probably “DL”* (Jacksons page 131).

  • 1683

    John Duck

    9991 Charles II Antique Silver Beaker

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    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.

  • 1685

    John Duck

    8964 James II Silver Beaker

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    A rare early English sterling silver drinking cup of tapering cylindrical form with a flared lip and simple reeded foot. The sides have a deep embossed band of flower heads and leafage, a popular Stuart motif. Contains 280 ml. Weight 115 grams, 3.6 troy ounces. Height 9.8 cms. Diameter 8.8 cms. London 1685. Maker John Duck.

  • 1686

    John Sutton

    7726 James II Silver Tumbler Cup

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    A rare early English sterling silver cup of simple plain design. A superb example. There is a large contemporary hand engraved armorial to the front contained within plumage, the arms of Rous of Henham Hall, Suffolk. The round and weighted base allows the cup to stay upright when knocked from side to side. Good gauge silver. Light gilt interior. Contains 200 ml. Weight 140 grams, 4.5 troy ounces. Height 6 cms. Diameter 7.75 cms. London 1686. Maker John Sutton (Jackson Revised page 132)

  • 1686

    John Sutton

    9738 James II Silver Tumbler Cup

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    An excellent early English sterling silver cup of simple plain design. Heavy quality and hand hammered finish. To the front there is the hand engraved crest of a dog over a piece of rope. The heavy round and weighted base allMaker John Suttonows the cup to stay upright when knocked from side to side. Good gauge silver. Contains 135 ml. Excellent patina. Weight 94 grams, 3 troy ounces. Height 5.2cm. Diameter 7.2cm. London 1686. Maker John Sutton

  • Circa 1690

    Augsburg

    8710 Antique Augsburg Silver Beaker

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    An excellent 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. Contains 160 ml. Weight 120 grams, 3.8 troy ounces. Height 7.5 cms. Stamped underneath with German silver marks (assay scrape and the pineapple Augsburg town mark). Makers mark “DS” for Dominik Zaler (listed in Rosenberg). Circa 1690.

  • Circa 1690 - 1700

    Paul Solanier

    9395 Antique Augsburg Silver Beaker

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    A good quality antique silver stipple ground beaker of tapering form. Plain style and simple shape. Punched snakeskin ornament. Original gilt to the interior and traces around the top exterior band. Contains 270 ml. Weight 141 grams, 4.5 troy ounces. Height 9 cm. Diameter 7.2 cm. German silver marks (assay scrape and the pineapple Augsburg town mark). Maker Paul Solanier. Circa 1690-1700.

  • Circa 1690

     

    7347 William and Mary Silver Beaker

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    A delightful early English antique silver cup with simple tapering sides. Hand engraved to the front there is a contemporary plumage cartouche containing an armorial. Excellent condition and colour. Contains 500 ml. Weight 178 grams, 5.7 troy ounces. Height 10.5 cms. Diameter of top 10.5 cms, base 7.5 cms. London 1690. Maker mark (page 135 Jacksons).

  • Circa 1690 - 1700

     

    9571 Antique German Silver Cup

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    A fine antique silver drinking beaker with bright original gilding. Half ribbed decoration with swags of foliate scrolls on a stipple background. Weight 85 grams, 2.7 troy ounces. Height 5.5 cm. Diameter 5.5 cm. Stamped underneath with assay scrape and German silver mark for Augsburg circa 1690-1700. Maker’s mark “PG”. See Rosenburg ref. 819, number 202 (photos attached). There is a matching cup available #9576

  • 1690 - 1700

     

    9576 Antique German Silver Cup

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    A fine antique silver drinking beaker with bright original gilding. Half ribbed decoration with swags of foliate scrolls on a stipple background. Weight 81 grams, 2.6 troy ounces. Height 5.5 cm. Diameter 5.5 cm. Stamped underneath with assay scrape and German silver mark for Augsburg circa 1690-1700. Maker’s mark “PG”. See Rosenburg ref. 819, number 202 (photos attached). There is a matching cup available #9571

  • 1691

     

    8373 William and Mary Antique Silver Beaker

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    An early English antique sterling silver beaker of plain tapering design with simple foot wires. From the reign of William & Mary. To the front there is a hand engraved prick dot design containing three initials. Excellent patina and hand beaten finish. Contains 250 ml. Weight 116 grams, 3.7 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cms. Diameter of top 7.7 cms. London 1691. Makers mark unidentified.

  • 1694

     

    9797 William III Silver Tumbler Cup

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    A rare antique silver cup with a large hand engraved armorial to the front. The shield within tied plumage is very typical of this date. Contains 300 ml. Weight 118 grams, 3.7 troy ounces. Height 7.3cm. Diameter 8.1cm. London 1694. Maker “ID dagger between” – see Jackson’s Silver and Gold Marks page 127. Sterling silver. This makes a pair with stock item #9796.

  • 1694

     

    9796 William III Silver Tumbler Cup

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    A rare antique silver cup with a large hand engraved armorial to the front. The shield within tied plumage is very typical of this date. There is old collector’s label inside. Contains 300 ml. Weight 91 grams, 2.9 troy ounces. Height 7.1cm. Diameter 8.1cm. London 1694. Maker “ID dagger between” – see Jackson’s Silver and Gold Marks page 127. Sterling silver. This makes a pair with stock item #9797.

  • Circa 1700

    Heniel Hamon

    8744 Antique German Silver Beaker

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    An antique continental silver cup of tapering form with a shaped base and standing on three ball feet. Charming decoration with embossed flower heads and foliate scrolls. Original faded gilt interior and remaining traces of the gilt exterior. Contains 120 ml. Weight 62 grams, 2 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cms. Diameter 6.5 cms. Stamped underneath with the German town mark “N” for Nuremberg (Nurnberg), makers mark “HH” for Heniel Hamon and an assay scrape. Circa 1700.

  • Circa 1700

     

    9100 Antique German Silver Beaker

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    A good quality antique silver cup of tapering form and plain style. Simple shape with concentric ribbed detail to top. Original pale gilt interior and minor gilt traces to the top of the body. The base has an inscription in old fashioned script dated 1701. Contains 150 ml. Weight 79 grams, 2,5 troy ounces. Height 6.4 cms. Diameter of top 6.4. Marked underneath with German silver marks for Cologne, maker “PL*”. Circa 1700.

  • Circa 1700

    Samuel Burckenholtz

    9173 Antique German Silver Beaker

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    A rare antique silver beaker of tall tapering form. Excellent large size and still retains the original bright gilt finish. Around the body there is a hand engraved leaf and scroll decoration containing three exquisite quality vignettes of old testament bible scenes. The foot is decorated with a stamped bead and flower ornament. Contains 700 ml. Weight 187 grams, 6 troy ounces. Height 18 cm. Diameter of top 10.9 cm. Frankfurt, Germany c.1700. Maker Samuel Burckenholtz (see photo of text from Rosenberg), a documented maker of engraved beakers of this type.

  • 1710

    Charles Overing

    7709 Antique Queen Anne Silver Tumbler Cup

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    An excellent early English sterling silver cup of simple plain design. A lovely piece of hand beaten silver. Britannia standard silver*. There is a hand engraved inscription to one side for De Maesmoy, probably from the Welsh village of this name. Good gauge silver. Contains 100 ml. Weight 58 grams, 1.8 troy ounces. Height 5 cms. Diameter 6 cms. London 1710. Maker possibly Overing.

  • Circa 1714

     

    9702 Antique German Beaker

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    A continental silver beaker of circular form raised on three ball feet. Gilt interior and traces of gilding to the exterior. The body is decorated with embossed and chased decoration of ribbons and fruit. Around the top is a faint border inscription with a possible date “1714”. Contains 300 ml. Weight 130 grams, 4.1 troy ounces Height 9.7cm. Diameter 8.5cm. Assay scrape to the base with German silver marks for Nurnberg. Maker’s mark IH over M. Circa 1714.

  • Circa 1720

    Paul Solanier

    9682 Antique German Beaker

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    An antique continental silver beaker of slim tapering form on a spreading foot. Bright gilding to the interior and the exterior foot and rim. The body has two bands of hand chased flower and scroll decoration with hatching. Engraved initials P.E. Contains 200 ml. Weight 135 grams, 4.3 troy ounces. Height 10.5cm. Diameter 7.6cm. Stamped underneath with an assay scrape and German silver marks for Augsburg. Circa 1720. Maker Paul Solanier.

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