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Goblets & Chalices

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

Silver Goblets were popular in England during the 17th century until they were superceded by glass drinking vessels in the late 1600s. Silver goblets made a comeback in the mid 18th century.

Silver Chalices for Church communion can be found dating back to as early as 1560. They sometimes have a cover which doubles as a paten.

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Goblets & Chalices

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

Silver Goblets were popular in England during the 17th century until they were superceded by glass drinking vessels in the late 1600s. Silver goblets made a comeback in the mid 18th century.

Silver Chalices for Church communion can be found dating back to as early as 1560. They sometimes have a cover which doubles as a paten.

  • 1568

    William Dyxson

    10179 Elizabeth I Antique Silver Chalice

    £11,950

    A rare early English silver chalice dating to the reign of Elizabeth I. This cup follows the standard design for Elizabethan communion cups and is most likely to have been made from pre-reformation silver. Of very plain form, the straight tapering sided bowl has a circular band below the rim, and simple reeded wire ornamentation has been applied to the stem and foot. This cup would originally have had a cover (paten). Weight 139 grams, 4.4 troy ounces. Height 14cm. Diameter – top 8.1cm, foot 6.8cm. London 1568. Maker William Dyxson. Sterling silver. 16th century.

  • 1571

    James Feake

    9918 Elizabeth I Silver Chalice

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    A rare early English chalice dating to the reign of Elizabeth I. A very early date and in very good condition. With straight tapering sides, slightly flared at the top, and would originally have had a cover (paten). Hand beaten finish as you’d expect at this date. The single hatched band of decoration is well executed and the definition is very good. There is applied wire ornament to the stem, the foot has a second band of hatched engraving. Contains 180 ml. Weight of chalice 190 grams, 6.1 troy ounces. Chalice dimensions – height 15.3cm, diameter of top 7.7cm. Extremely good silver marks for London 1571. Maker probably James Feake. Sterling silver.

  • 1612

    Benjamin Francis

    10180 James I Antique Silver Wine Cup

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    A rare early English sterling silver goblet dating to the reign of James I. 400 years old and in very good condition. Plain tapering form over a baluster column and simple pedestal foot. This cup is an outstanding piece of antique silver in every way. Large size. Excellent patina. Heavy weight and gauge of silver. Charming hand beaten finish as you’d expect from this period. Contains 350 ml. Weight 286 grams, 9.1 troy ounces. Height 22cm. Diameter of top 9.6cm, foot 8.1cm. London 1612. Maker possibly Benjamin Francis, a known cup maker of the period (see Jackson’s “Gold & Silver Marks” page 109 and also Dr David Mitchell’s “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”). 17th century.

  • 1632

    Pelican in her piety

    10197 Antique Norwich Silver Wine Cup

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    An exceptionally rare piece of early East Anglian provincial silver dating to the reign of Charles I. The silver cup, of plain simple form, has a tapering bowl with cast baluster stem and spreading foot. Contains 120ml. Weight 118 grams, 3.7 troy ounces. Height 13cm. Diameter 7.8 (top), 6.8cm (foot). Norwich 1632. Maker’s mark “Pelican in her Piety”. Sterling silver. 17th century.

  • 1801

    Thomas Wallis II

    10145 George III Antique Silver Goblet

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    An elegant antique silver drinking chalice with tapering sides on a square base (lemon squeezer form). Classic plain style. Engraved around the top with concentric lines of dots enclosing a Greek key decoration. Bright gilt interior. Contains 250 ml. Weight 187 grams, 8.1 troy ounces. Height 15cm. Diameter 7.8cm. London 1801. Maker Thomas Wallis II. Sterling silver.

  • 1802

    Peter‚ Ann & William Bateman

    10126 George III Antique Silver Goblet

    £950

    A handsome antique silver drinking cup with a tapering bowl on a chunky square base (lemon squeezer form). Classic plain style and clean lines. Original pale gilt interior. Hand engraved to the front is a monogram of intertwined initials in old fashioned script. Contains 410ml. Weight 237 grams, 7.6 troy ounces. Height 16.7cm. Diameter 9cm. London 1802. Maker Peter, Anne & William Bateman.

  • 1805

     

    10162 George III Antique Silver Goblet

    £650

    A well proportioned antique silver drinking cup with a tapering bowl on a chunky square base (often known as a “lemon squeezer”. Classic plain style and clean lines. Gadroon decoration to the foot. Contains 350ml. Weight 214 grams, 6.8 troy ounces. Height 14cm. Diameter 9.2cm. Base 7.2cm. London 1805. Maker unidentified. Sterling silver.

  • 1808

    William Abdy

    10138 George III Antique Silver Goblet

    £750

    An unusual antique silver drinking cup on a chunky square base. Classic plain style and clean lines. Original bright gilt interior. Contains 250ml. Weight 176 grams, 5.6 troy ounces. Height 11.5cm. Diameter 7.9cm. Base length 6.6cm. London 1808. Maker William Abdy II. Sterling silver.

  • 1826

    Thomas Johnson

    9708 Pair of Georgian Silver Coconut Cups

    £2,350

    An excellent pair of antique silver mounted coconuts on decorative silver bases. The coconuts are carved in the forget-me-not design. Very ornamental examples. Each contains 300ml. Height 16.4cm. Diameter 8.7cm. London 1826. Maker TJ, probably Thomas Johnson. Sterling silver.

    Coconuts carved with the forget-me-not design are generally thought to have been made by a sailor or prisoner of war, probably of French origin

  • 1829

     

    9038 Antique George III Silver Goblet

    £775

    A handsome antique silver chalice of plain tapering form with an embossed band of flowers and leaves to the body and foot. Light gilding to the interior bowl. To the front there is a large hand engraved armorial with the motto “Vulneratus Sed Non Victus”. Contains 375 ml. Weight 258 grams, 8.2 troy ounces. Height 16.5 cms. Diameter of top 9 cms. London 1829. Makers mark badly stamped. Sterling silver.

  • 1864

    Edward Barnard & Sons

    9809 Victorian Silver Goblet

    £875

    An excellent quality antique silver drinking chalice with a finely engraved border decoration to the upper body, lower body and foot. Good colour and light gilt interior. Contains 650 ml. Weight 357 grams, 11.4 troy ounces. Height 21.8 cm. Diameter 9.5 cm. Marked on the body for London 1864. Maker Edward Barnard & Sons. Sterling silver.

  • 1895

    Martin Hall and Co

    9812 Victorian Silver Goblet

    £750

    A very pretty antique silver chalice with a wide engraved border and central swags of foliate decoration. Contains 420 ml. Weight 206 grams, 6.6 troy ounces. Height 19.6cm. Diameter of top 9.1cm. Sheffield 1895. Maker Martin Hall. Sterling silver.

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