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  • 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).

  • 1649

    Daniel Gee

    10113 Commonwealth Period Antique Silver Cup

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    An important piece of early English antique silver dating back to 1649, the year of King Charles I’s execution. This twin handled silver cup, with shaped side handles and spreading circular foot, is possibly a very early example of a porringer, or caudle cup. The body has a hand chased band of decoration at the top with matted roundels and punched motifs below; this more sombre decoration is associated particularly with the Commonwealth period. Superb colour. An attractive feature is the beaded and segmented decoration to the base, very reminiscent of wine tasters of this period. Hand engraved to the front are the initials “MB” surrounded by stars. Weight 286 grams, 9.1 troy ounces. Height 11.6cm. Spread across handles 16cm. Diameter 11.5cm (top), 8.6cm (base). London 1649. Maker “DG” with an anchor for Daniel Gee (*see David Mitchell’s book on “Silversmiths in Stuart and Elizabethan England”). Sterling silver.

  • 1653

    Daniel Rutty

    10331 Commonwealth Period Antique Silver Cup

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    An impressive early English silver goblet dating to the mid 17th century Commonwealth period. Over 350 years old. Plain tapering form and cast baluster stem on a shaped spreading foot. Large size. With the good colour and attractive hammered finish you’d expect with hand made silver of this date. Contains 550 ml. Weight 347g, 11.1 troy oz. Height 19cm. Diameter of top 10.6cm. London 1653. Maker Daniel Rutty. Sterling silver.

  • 1657

    Christopher Shaw

    9384 Antique Commonwealth Period Silver Porringer

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    A very rare piece of early English antique silver. A sterling silver caudle cup with cast serpent shaped side handles and applied ring base. It has the more austere decoration associated with the Commonwealth period, the matted scrolls and punchwork have an appealing naivety. Superb colour. An attractive feature is the decorative base, very reminiscent of the wine tasters of this period. Weight 234 grams, 7.5 troy ounces. Diameter 11cm. Height 7.5cm. London 1657. Maker Christopher Shaw – ref. Jackson’s “Silver & Gold Marks” and Dr Mitchell’s “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”. A very historic piece.

  • 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.

  • 1660

    Gilbert Shepherd

    9574 Charles II Silver Porringer

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    A rare early English antique silver caudle cup with cast serpent shaped side handles. Dating to the first year of the Restoration period, the cup retains the more austere decoration associated with the Commonwealth period but also has the engraved tulip decoration more typical of the Stuart period. Good colour. An attractive feature is the base decoration reminiscent of wine tasters of this period. There is a crest engraved to the front and initials and a date to the reverse. Weight 111 grams, 3.5 troy ounces. Spread 12.5cm. Diameter 8.1cm. Height 7cm. London 1660. Maker probably Gilbert Shepherd – ref. Jackson’s “Silver & Gold Marks” and Dr Mitchell’s “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”. A very historic piece.

  • 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.

  • 1661

     

    6698 Early Charles II Silver Porringer

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    An important piece of early English antique silver. A very large sized sterling silver cup with side handles crowned with faces. The hand beaten finish is typical of this early date and is very appealing. Superb colour. The body is decorated all round with deep relief flowers and foliage, very florid, as you’d expect at this date. To the front and back there is a cartouche containing a hand engraved armorial. Weight 710 grams, 22.8 troy ounces. Diameter 13.75 cms. Height 14.5 cms (15.5 cms to top of handle). London 1661. Very historic – this was made in the 2nd year of Charles II reign after the restoration of the monarchy and 5 years before the Great Fire of London. Maker IW in a shield with a pellet below (see Jacksons page 120).

  • 1664

    Henry Greenway

    7486 Early Charles II Silver Porringer

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    A rare piece of early English antique silver. A compact size silver cup with serpent shaped side handles. The hand beaten finish is typical of this early date and is very appealing. Superb colour. The body is decorated all round with deep relief flowers and foliage, very florid, as you’d expect at this date. Weight 274 grams, 8.8 troy ounces. Diameter 10 cms. Height 9 cms. Spread 17 cms. London 1664. Very historic – this was made in the 5th year of Charles II reign after the restoration of the monarchy and 2 years before the Great Fire of London. Maker Henry Greenway

  • 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.

  • 1666

    Gowen Udall

    10368 Charles II Antique Silver Porringer

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    A magnificent piece of early English silver. A large 2 handled antique silver cup and cover with caryatid handles; the body decorated all round with deep relief flowers and foliage typical of this early date. The hand beaten finish is very appealing. The matching cover has a capstan shaped finial so that the lid can be turned upside down and used on its own as a saucer. The lid finial bears a large hand engraved armorial with a crest and motto; the crest is repeated to the front and reverse of the porringer body. The underside has a large presentation inscription dated 1666. Weight 603g, 19.3 troy oz. Spread across handles 20cm. Height 14.5cm (total), 11.2cm (top of handle), 10.5cm (top of body). Diameter 11.8cm. London 1666. Maker probably Gowen Udall – source David Mitchell’s “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”. Sterling silver.

  • 1670

     

    8345 Charles II Antique Silver Porringer

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    A rare early English silver porringer having 2 side handles and belly shape. Lovely original hand beaten finish. Good gauge silver. Excellent colour. Weight 313 grams, 10 troy ounces. Height 10 cm. Diameter 11 cm. Spread 17 cm. London 1670. Maker “A.L” with stars (see Jacksons page 128) – see photo. *It’s very rare for a mark of this period to have a name associated with it.

  • 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).

  • 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

    Robert Smythier

    9097 Antique Charles II Silver Porringer

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    A rare early English porringer with matching lid and side handles. The cup has a clean form with sharp features and rope twist borders. The body with cut card decoration, the lid with acanthus leaf design and ring handle. The front has a large hand engraved armorial and the lid has a crest. Excellent weight and colour. Weight 884 grams, 28.4 troy ounces. Height 17cm (with lid), 12cm (without lid). Spread 21.5cm. Diameter 14.5cm. London 1680. Maker Robert Smythier.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 1680

    Samuel Hawkes

    9637 Charles II Antique Silver Porringer

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    A rare early English sterling silver porringer with decorative caryatid handles. Small size. Excellent colour. The plain body has an embossed band of acanthus leaf and fish scale decoration. To the front are the prick initials “EW”. Weight 58 grams, 1.8 troy ounces. Height 5 cm, 5.5 cm to top of handle. Spread across handles 11.3 cm. Diameter 7 cm. London 1680. Marked underneath with the makers mark “SH” within a heart shaped shield, probably Samuel Hawkes (*see David Mitchell’s book on “Silversmiths in Stuart and Elizabethan England”).

  • 1680

    Thomas Cory

    9904 Charles II Silver Bowl

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    An early English silver side handled porringer (or bleeding bowl) of plain circular form and shallow bellied shape. Small proportions and very charming with the original hand beaten finish. A useful serving bowl, handy for nuts and sweets.The handle is prick marked “I*C 1681 M”. Weight 104 grams, 3.3 troy ounces. Diameter 10.4cm. Height 3.6 cm. Spread 15.4cm. London 1680. Maker Thomas Cory. Sterling silver.

  • 1682

    Edward Gladwin

    10134 Antique Charles II Silver Beaker

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    A handsome early English antique silver beaker of plain, straight sided design having a flared top and simple foot wires. Owner’s initials engraved underneath. Contains 300 ml. Weight 161 grams, 5.1 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cm. Diameter of top 8.6cm. London 1682. Maker Edward Gladwin – see David Mitchell’s “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”.

  • 1682

     

    10225 Charles II Antique Silver Tumbler Cup

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    An early English silver cup of simple plain design. A very charming example with an excellent patina. Very pale gilt interior. The round and weighted base allows the cup to stay upright when knocked from side to side. Good gauge silver. Contains 225 ml. Weight 138 grams, 4.4 troy ounces. Height 6.2cm. Diameter 8.5cm. London 1682. Maker W.S. Sterling silver.

  • 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

  • 1688

    John Jackson

    6543 James II Silver Porringer

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    Absolutely stunning. A rare early English silver cup of plain form with serpent handles. Simple style with exquisite engraving to both sides. To the front there is an armorial within a tied plumage cartouche, the correct form of armorial for this date. The reverse depicts an archer and the name Charles Dakeyne Captain Aprill 23.1690. Excellent patina. Weight 130 grams, 4,1 troy ounces. Height 7.25 cms. Diameter 9 cms. Spread 14.25 cms. London 1688. Maker John Jackson (mark partially struck).

  • 1688

    Benjamin Pyne

    6976 James II Porringer and Cover by Benjamin Pyne

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    A rare early English sterling silver porringer with matching lid having engraved decoration of cherubs, birds, flowers etc. This chinoiserie decoration was popular over about a ten year period – it is rarely found and adds considerably to the piece. Excellent colour. This charming piece has an armorial to the front and a crest to the reverse. This porringer was sold in 1961 by the famous silver expert Mrs G.E.P How of Pickering Place, St James, London and she describes it in the accompanying paperwork (see photos) as being “of a most unusual form” .I know of only three other examples of this work”. Weight 422 grams, 13.5 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cms, 15 cms with cover. Spread 18 cms. Diameter 11.5 cms. London 1688. Maker Benjamin Pyne.

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