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).
This charming little silver cup is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Excellent colour and original hand beaten finish. The silver marks are very legible with a little wear. The makers mark is rubbed, it could be “DL” (Jacksons page 131).
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
Tumbler cups were made from the mid 17th century. They are very plain, small bowl shaped drinking vessels, and are hammered up from sheet silver of thick gauge 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. 17th century examples are often shallower and wider than those made in the 18th century.