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  • 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.

  • 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

     

    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.

    The makers mark for William Dyxson was entered in 1561 (see photo of Jacksons page 98). It’s very rare for marks of this period to have a name associated with it. Normally all that remains on the record is the initials.

  • 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

     

    9453 Antique Nuremberg Silver Wine Taster

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    A rare piece of early German silver dating back to circa 1600. A charming little silver taster with scalloped borders and shaped side handles. The centre is engraved with a single flower and leaf motifs picked out with prick dot chasing. The scalloped sides also have prick dot decoration, possibly crown motifs. The interior still has its original gilt finish and the exterior retains traces of the original gilt. Weight 47 grams, 1.5 troy ounces. Width across handles 10.1cm. Height 3.1cm. Top 8.3cm. German silver hallmarks stamped around the edge for Nuremberg circa 1600. Maker Wolff Loschen.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 1624

    Robert Snow

    9703 James I Silver Flagon

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    A magnificent early English silver flagon having a tall cylindrical body on a spreading base edged with reed banding. The almost flat cover has a simple curved thumbpiece. Good plain design. Uninscribed. Contains 1350 ml. Weight 1067 grams, 34.3 troy ounces. Height 29cm (to top of thumb piece). Diameter 9.7cm (top). London 1624. Maker probably Robert Snow (see Dr David Mitchell’s “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”). This flagon appears to be one of his earliest recorded works. Sterling silver.

  • 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”.

  • 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.

  • Circa 1630

     

    9584 Early Swedish Antique Silver Jug

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    A good early date. An antique silver wine jug of octagonal form on a shaped detachable foot. Decorated with matted background between plain gilded bands (gilding worn). Good gauge silver. Gilt interior. Engraved to the front “Signum Fidei”. The hinged cover has a later English coat of arms (probably Weldon of Swanscombe, Kent). Weight 681 grams, 21.8 troy ounces. Height 20.5 cm. Spread 16.5 cm. Circa 1630. Maker possibly Peter Hennig, Linkoping Sweden.

  • Circa 1631

    William Maddox

    9605 Antique Charles I Silver Wine Taster

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    A rare early 17th century sterling silver dish with applied shell side handles and scalloped rim. Unusual large size. Although quite shallow, this is more probably a wine taster than a sweetmeat dish. The embossed decoration has 10 segments containing flower motifs. The centre has a prick dot circle containing flower heads and a shield shaped cartouche with a simple coat of arms. Weight 217 grams, 6.9 troy ounces. Width across handles 25.6 cm. Diameter 19.2 cm. English silver hallmarks stamped on the edge for London. Circa 1631. Maker William Maddox.

  • 1634

    Benjamin Francis

    9394 Charles I Silver Tazza

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    A fine piece of early English sterling silver. An antique sterling silver footed salver (or paten) of plain form with a simple reeded border. Small size. Superb colour. Uninscribed. Total weight 93 grams, 3 troy ounces. Diameter 12.5 cm. Height 2.5 cm. London 1634. Makers mark possibly “BF” for Benjamin Francis (Jackson’s page 109), a known maker of salvers and patens.

  • 1634

    Thomas Maundy

    8190 Antique Charles I Silver Wine Taster

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    A rare and very beautiful 17th century sterling silver dish with pretty little shell side handles. Although rather shallow, this is more probably a wine taster than a sweetmeat dish. The embossed decoration has 8 segments containing scroll and other motifs. The centre is embossed with concentric prick dot circles containing flowers; inside there are 4 leaves and a shield shaped cartouche with scratched initials “TO” over “EF” to the reverse . Weight 95 grams, 3 troy ounces. Width across handles 18.35 cm. Diameter 11.6 cms. English silver hallmarks stamped around the edge for London 1634. Maker Thomas Maundy* (Jacksons P.119).

  • 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*

  • 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.

  • Circa 1635

    Simon and Willem De Passe

    9993 Charles I Antique Silver Box

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    A charming piece of early silver. An antique silver counter box of cylindrical form, the openwork sides pierced with fanciful birds and scrolling foliage. The cover has a bust portrait of Charles I, the base has a bust portrait of Henrietta Maria. This box has no counters.

  • 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 1640

     

    9786 German Parcel Gilt Silver Cup & Cover

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    A rare and impressive antique silver standing cup and cover of baluster shape with lobed foot. Large size. The waisted, lobed body is chased with fleur-de-lys and scrolls on a finely matted background. The top has a silver vase of flowers finial. This form is typical of German Renaissance banqueting silver cups and the quality is excellent. Contains 500 ml. Weight 611 grams, 19.6 troy ounces. Height – 40 cm (total), 29.5 cm (cup). Diameter of top 10.6 cm. Stamped by the rim and on the foot with the German town mark “W” possibly Breslau. Makers mark “WO” unidentified. Circa 1640.

  • 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).

  • Circa 1650

    Hans Jakob Baur

    8683 Antique Augsburg Silver Dish

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    An early antique German silver dish (or possibly wine taster) of plain oval form with a scalloped border. To the centre there is a charming bird scene surrounded by raised dot decoration. The cast side handles are very pretty. Original interior gilding and a gilt around the top on the outside. Weight 129 grams, 4.1 troy ounces. Height 3 cms (4.5 cms to top of handle). Top of dish measures 16 x 14 cms. Marked on either side of one of the handles with German silver marks for Augsburg and on the inside rim with the makers mark for Hans Jakob Baur. Circa 1650.

  • Circa 1650

     

    9583 Antique Silver Pricket Candlesticks

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    A tall and imposing pair of antique continental silver candlesticks with baluster stems and vase sconces. Early date. The triform bases stand on shaped scroll feet. Solid silver, probably 80% pure, with loaded interior. Height 46 cm, 55 cm (overall). Stamped on one of the bases with a continental silver stamp. Italian or Netherlands. Circa 1650.

  • 1654

     

    7794 Antique Commonwealth Silver Wine Taster

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    A rare early English silver dish of circular shallow form with simple wire handles. The design of punched beading and lobes is typical of the period and forms a flower design in the base of the bowl. Weight 41 grams, 1.3 troy ounces. Height 2 cms. Diameter 8 cms. Spread across handles 10.5 cms. English silver hallmarks stamped around the edge for London 1654. Makers mark IW* (Jacksons P.120).

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