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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Silver Goblets were popular in England during the 17th century until they were superceded by glass drinking vessels in the late 1600s.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Silver Goblets were popular in England during the 17th century until they were superceded by glass drinking vessels in the late 1600s.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.

  • Circa 1567

     

    10185 Elizabeth I Antique Silver Chalice

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    A rare 16th century silver chalice with paten. The cup follows the standard design for Elizabethan communion cups with straight tapering sides, very slightly flared at the top, on a spreading foot. Decorated with broad bands of hatched engraving around the centre and top rim, and ornamental wires to the stem and foot. The cover has a matching decoration and a date of 1567. This cup is of excellent quality and weighs heavy in the hand. Contains 240 ml. Weight of chalice and paten 338 grams, 10.8 troy ounces. Chalice dimensions – height 16.1cm, diameter of top 9.9cm, foot 8.7cm. Unmarked silver. English probably provincial. Circa 1567.

  • 1569

     

    7543 Elizabeth I Silver Chalice dated 1569

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    An extremely rare early English chalice dating to the reign of Elizabeth I. It is quite remarkable to find a piece of silver of such an early date and especially in such good condition. This cup follows the standard design for Elizabethan communion cups and is most likely to have been made from pre-reformation silver. It has a flared top and would originally have had a cover (paten). The engraved arabesques to the body are typical for the period. The foot wire has stamped ornament of tongue and dart. Charming hand beaten finish as you’d expect at this date. Weight 231 grams, 7.4 troy ounces. Height 18.5 cms. Diameter – top 9 cms, foot 7.75 cms. Extremely good silver marks for London 1569. The makers mark letter “A” was entered in 1564/5 (Jacksons page 96). It’s very rare for marks of this period to have a name associated with it*.

  • 1569

    Henry Sutton

    9853 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. Around the top rim are 3 engraved marks and one of these has the date “1600”. The foot wire has stamped ornament of tongue and dart, typical of the period, and applied wire ornament to the stem. Contains 380 ml. Weight of chalice 292 grams, 9.3 troy ounces. Chalice dimensions – height 18.2cm, diameter of top 9.8cm. Extremely good silver marks for London 1569. Maker “HS” is possibly the Henry Sutton listed in Jackson’s Gold & Silver Marks as a known maker of communion cups. Sterling silver.

  • 1570

    William Dyxson

    6399 Elizabeth I Silver Chalice dated 1570

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    An extremely rare early English chalice dating to the reign of Elizabeth I. It is quite remarkable to find a piece of silver of such an early date and especially in such excellent condition. This cup follows the standard design for Elizabethan communion cups and is most likely to have been made from pre-reformation silver. It would originally have had a cover (paten). The engraved arabesques to the body are typical for the period. The foot wire has stamped ornament of tongue and dart. Weight 257 grams, 8.2 troy ounces. Height 18 cms. Diameter – top 9 cms, foot 8.5 cms. Extremely good silver marks for London 1570. Maker William Dyxson.

  • Circa 1570

     

    10183 Elizabeth I Antique Silver Chalice

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    A small 16th century silver chalice with paten. The cup, following the standard design for Elizabethan communion cups, has straight tapering sides, slightly flared at the top, on a spreading foot. Decorated with a single hatched band of engraving around the centre and an ornamental wire to the top of the stem. The cover is of simple, plain design. Contains 145 ml. Weight of chalice and paten 122 grams, 3.9 troy ounces. Chalice dimensions – height 11.5cm, diameter of top 7.2cm, foot 7cm. Unmarked silver. Probably provincial. Circa 1570.

  • 1571

    Andrew Kemp

    9750 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. This cup follows the standard design for Elizabethan communion cups and is most likely to have been made from pre-reformation silver. It has straight tapering sides and would originally have had a cover (paten). Charmingly hand beaten finish as you’d expect at this date. Very plain design. The foot wire has stamped ornament of tongue and dart, typical of the period, and further wire ornament is applied to the stem. Contains 320 ml. Weight 248 grams, 7.9 troy ounces. Height 18.5cm. Diameter of top 8.6cm. Extremely good silver marks for London 1571. Maker Andrew Kemp (Jackson’s Gold & Silver Marks page 93), known for making communion cups. Sterling silver.

  • 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.

  • 1573

     

    9044 Elizabeth I Silver Chalice

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    An extremely rare early English chalice with its matching paten dating to the reign of Elizabeth I. It is quite remarkable to find a piece of silver of such an early date and especially in such excellent condition. This cup follows the standard design for Elizabethan communion cups and is most likely to have been made from pre-reformation silver. The hatched decorative band below the top edge of the cup is typical for the period. Simple foot wires around the base and scratched owners initials. The paten has a similar band of hatched ornament and has the date 1574 which is consistent with the date of manufacture. Total weight 188 grams, 6 troy ounces. Height 15 cms (cup), 18 cms (with top). Diameter of top 9.4 cms. Extremely good silver marks for London 1573. Makers mark “IP” (Jacksons page 95) a known maker of communion cups between 1565-79.

  • 1573

     

    9768 Elizabeth I Silver Chalice

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    A rare early English silver wine cup dating to the reign of Elizabeth I. A very early date and in very good condition. This cup follows the standard design for Elizabethan communion cups and is most likely to have been made from pre-reformation silver. It has straight tapering sides, slightly flared at the top, and has a removable cover (paten). Charmingly hand beaten finish as you’d expect at this date. The hatched decorative bands below the top edge of the cup are typical for the period, repeated to the foot. The paten has a similar band of hatched ornament and bears the date 1575 which is consistent with the date of manufacture. Contains 350 ml. Weight of chalice 270 grams, 8.6 troy ounces. Weight of paten 94 grams, 3.0 troy ounces. Chalice dimensions – height 19.6cm, diameter of top 9cm. Extremely good silver marks for London 1573. Maker “IP” listed in Jackson’s Gold & Silver Marks as a known maker of communion cups. Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1600

    David Lauer

    9776 Antique Nuremberg Silver Goblet

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    An excellent quality antique German renaissance silver drinking cup of bell shaped form. Highly decorative and embossed throughout with shells, fruits and other motifs on a matted background. Traces of the original gilt inside and out. Owners initials are etched on the underside. Contains 220 ml. Weight 228 grams, 7.3 troy ounces. Height 19.2 cm. Diameter 8.3 cm. Stamped on the rim and foot with German silver stamps for Nurnburg circa 1600. Maker David Lauer, working 1583-1609.

  • 1610

     

    7545 Antique James I Silver Chalice dated 1610

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    A rare early English sterling silver chalice dating to the reign of James I. Over 400 years old and in very good condition. Plain design with a flared top and stepped pedestal foot. This would originally have had a cover (paten). Uninscribed. Excellent colour. Charming hand beaten finish as you’d expect from this period. Contains 220 ml. Weight 160 grams, 5.1 troy ounces. Height 15 cms. Diameter – top 8 cms, foot 7 cms. Extremely good silver marks for London 1610.

  • 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.

  • 1617

    Francis Saunders

    9032 Antique James I 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. Fully marked in a straight line just below the rim and has the lion passant and scratch weight on the underside of the foot. Charming hand beaten finish as you’d expect from this period. Contains 500 ml. Weight 306 grams, 9.8 troy ounces. Height 20 cms. Diameter of top 10.7 cms. London 1617. Makers mark either “FS” or “SF”, a known cup maker of the period – see Jacksons page 107, probably Francis Saunders free c.1608 (attribution by Dr David Mitchell in “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”).

  • 1617

     

    8014 Antique James I Silver Chalice

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    A rare early English sterling silver chalice dating to the reign of James I. Over 400 years old and in very good condition. Plain form with a flared top and shaped pedestal foot. The outside of the bowl has a broad hand engraved design with scrolls and leaves. The pedestal foot is engraved with the much used “hit and miss” decoration which consists of parallel lines of spaced dashes. Uninscribed. Excellent colour. Charming hand beaten finish as you’d expect from this period. Contains 300 ml. Weight 198 grams, 6.3 troy ounces. Height 17.5 cms. Diameter – top 7.25 cms, foot 8 cms. Extremely good silver marks for London 1617. Makers mark “IV” – see Jacksons page 107, (*it’s very rare for marks of this period to have a name associated with it). There would originally have been a cover (paten).

  • Circa 1630

    Michel Mader

    8953 Antique German Goblet

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    Of Jewish interest. A charming early antique Nurnberg chalice of circular form with ovoid embossed decoration and original gilt finish (worn). Contains 180 ml. Weight 135 grams, 4.3 troy ounces. Height 14cm. Diameter 7.2cm (top), 6.5cm (foot). Stamped with German silver marks for Nurnberg. Maker Michel Mader. Circa 1630.

  • Circa 1630

    Augsburg

    9035 Antique Augsburg Silver Goblet

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    A good antique German silver wine cup of tapering form over a shaped pedestal and flared foot. Pineapple decoration. Original fire gilt. Contains 165 ml. Weight 169 grams, 5.4 troy ounces. Height 16.6 cms. Diameter 6.9 cms. Stamped on both the rim and foot with the Augsburg town mark, makers mark and assay scrape. Maker David Roll. Circa 1630.

  • 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.

  • 1635

     

    8338 Antique Charles I Silver Chalice

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    A rare early English sterling silver cup dating to the reign of Charles I. Nearly 400 years old and in very good condition. Plain tapering form on a shaped pedestal foot. Hand engraved to the front is a prick dot cartouche containing the letters ‘SE’, probably the original owner’s initials. This cup is an outstanding piece of antique silver in every way. Large size. Excellent patina. Heavy weight and gauge of silver. Fully marked in a straight line just below the rim and has the lion passant on the underside of the foot. Charming hand beaten finish as you’d expect from this period. Contains 850 ml. Weight 558 grams, 17.9 troy ounces. Height 23cm. Diameter of top 13cm. London 1635. Escallop shell makers mark.

  • 1635

    Richard Blackwell

    8364 Antique Charles I Silver Chalice

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    A rare early English sterling silver chalice dating to the reign of Charles I. Nearly 400 years old and in very good condition. Gilt silver. Plain form with a tapering bowl and hexafoil foot. The stem and foot have hand engraved decoration, the foot with a crucifixion scene. Excellent colour and workmanship. Contains 150 ml. Weight 303 grams, 9.7 troy ounces. Height 17cm. Diameter – top 7.5cm, foot 11.5cm. Good silver marks for London 1635. Maker’s mark probably “RB over an escallop” – see Jacksons (Pickford edition) page 117. Probably Richard Blackwell the elder – see David Mitchell’s Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London*

  • 1641

    Walter Shute

    7878 Antique Charles I Silver Wine Goblet

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    A fine and rare early English silver wine cup of plain form with a tapering bowl, cast baluster stem and spreading foot. This is an outstanding piece of antique silver in every way. Large size. Excellent patina. Heavy weight and gauge of silver. Superb condition. Fully marked in a straight line just below the rim and has the lion passant on the underside of the foot. Weight 393 grams, 12.6 troy ounces. Height 19 cms. Diameter of top 10.5 cms. Contains 450 ml. London 1641. Makers mark “WS” for Walter Shute (see Jacksons page 113 and photo).

  • 1666

     

    9705 Charles II Silver Wine Cup

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    An impressive early English silver goblet dating to the reign of Charles II, nearly 350 years old and in very good condition. Plain tapering form on a shaped spreading foot. Large size. Good colour. Fully marked in a straight line just below the rim. Contains 650 ml. Weight 400 grams, 12.8 troy ounces. Height 22.5 cms. Diameter of top 11.1 cms. London 1666. Makers mark “TH” with an anchor, possibly Thomas Hughes, worked 1663-1678 (attribution by Dr David Mitchell in “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”). Sterling silver.

  • 1671

     

    9586 Antique Charles II Silver Wine Goblet

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    A rare early English antique silver wine cup with a plain tapering bowl and simple trumpet foot. Dating to the second year of the Restoration period the cup retains the more austere decoration associated with the Commonwealth period. The single ornament is the corded wire around the base of the bowl. Good colour. The initials “SG” are prick engraved to the front. Weight 111 grams, 3.5 troy ounces. Height 20.5cm. English sterling silver. London 1671. Maker “ID” listed in Jacksons (page 130).

  • 1680

     

    7459 Early Sicilian Silver Chalice

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    A tall antique Italian silver cup with gilt interior and having a short bowl over a knopped stem and wide spreading foot. All beautifully decorated with foliate scrolls and cherubs. Around the top edge there is a hand engraved bishop’s armorial. Gilt interior and gilt band around the top. Weight 805 grams, 26 troy ounces approx. Height 29 cms. Diameter of top 9 cms. Italian silver marks for Palermo 1680. Maker either Gaetano Signorelli, Giuliano Strimi or Gaspano Scimeca.

  • Circa 1690

    Mit Leufenden Hund

    8106 Antique Nuremberg Silver Goblet

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    An attractive early German silver chalice with an embossed foliate and flower decoration. Original gilt finish. Contains 400 ml. Weight 121 grams, 3.8 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. Diameter of top 8.25 cms. Marked underneath with an assay scrape and German silver mark “N” for Nuremberg. “Running dog” makers mark for Meister Mit Leufenden Hund, circa 1690.

  • Circa 1700

    Philipp Stenglin

    8372 Antique Continental Silver Goblet

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    A rare antique solid silver chalice dating to circa 1700. Over 300 years old and in very good condition. Good original gilt finish. The decorative form is typical of German drinking cups of this period, the cup could also possibly be Italian. The shaped globular bowl and foot have embossed decoration with face masks and fruit, the top has a hand chased scroll border, and the centre column is mounted with 3 cast scrollwork ornaments with figureheads. Contains 200 ml. Weight 365 grams, 11.7 troy ounces. Height 20 cms. Diameter – top 6.5 cms, foot 9 cms. Marked on the edge of the foot rim with makers mark “PS” for Philipp Stenglin, town mark and assay scrape. Continental. Circa 1700.

  • 1780

     

    7749 Antique George III Silver Goblet

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    A very elegant antique sterling silver chalice with plain classical style, bead border and gilt bowl. To the front there is a very pretty hand engraved cartouche containing an armorial. Around the top rim there is a border of bright cut engraving. Weight 262 grams, 8.4 troy ounces. Height 15.5 cms. Diameter of top 8.75 cms. Contains 300 ml. London 1780. Makers mark rubbed.

  • 1786

    Lancelot Fleming Forrester

    8941 George III Silver Goblet

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    An elegant antique sterling silver drinking chalice with a tapering bowl on a spreading base. Classic plain style and borders. Excellent quality and weight. Original bright gilt interior. Contains 400 ml. Weight 253 grams, 8.1 troy ounces. Height 11.8 cms. Diameter 8 cms. London 1786. Maker Fleming Forester.

  • 1787

     

    8199 George III Silver Goblet

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    A very elegant antique Scottish sterling silver chalice with plain classical style and square pedestal foot. Original gilt bowl. With decorative bands of hand engraved decoration to the body and foot and an oval vacant cartouche to the front. Contains 300 ml. Weight 234 grams, 7.5 troy ounces. Height 14.5 cms. Diameter of top 9.5 cms. Base 7 x 7 cms. Edinburgh 1787. No makers mark.

  • Circa 1790

     

    9936 Antique Continental Silver Cup

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    A handsome antique silver goblet with acanthus leaf decoration and matted engraving. Deep gilding throughout. The body is inset with eight 18th century coins and the base is mounted with a further four coins. Heavy gauge silver and the cup feels good in the hand. Contains 170 ml. Weight 213 grams, 6.8 troy ounces. Height 10.2cm. Diameter 7.4cm. Unmarked silver. Continental, probably German. Circa 1790.

  • 1794

    Robert Hennell I

    7423 George III Silver Goblet

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    A very elegant antique sterling silver chalice with plain classical style and gilt bowl. There is a decorative hand engraved cartouche to both sides and bands of wriggle work around the top. Weight 245 grams, 7.8 troy ounces. Height 17.75 cms. Diameter of top 9.75 cms. Contains 450 ml. London 1794. Maker Robert Hennell.

  • 1795

    Peter & Ann Bateman

    8257 George III Antique Silver Goblets

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    A pair of handsome antique sterling silver drinking chalices each with a tapering bowl on a spreading base. Classic plain style and a reed border to the base. Original gilt interior. Good gauge silver. Total weight 635 grams, 20.4 troy ounces. Each contains 200 ml. Height 15cm. Diameter 8.2cm. London 1795. Maker Peter and Ann Bateman.

  • 1797

    Henry Chawner And John Emes

    9194 George III Silver Goblets

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    A handsome pair of antique sterling silver drinking chalices each with a tapering bowl on a spreading base. Classic plain style and half ribbed body ornament. The rim has a border of fine quality hand engraving and around the base there are three lines of bright cut dot engraving. Original gilt interior. Good gauge silver. Total weight 508 grams, 16.3 troy ounces. Each contains 350 ml. Height 16.5 cms. Diameter 8.9 cms. London 1797. Maker Henry Chawner & John Emes.

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