ANTIQUE 19thC VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER DE LAMERIE LOVING CUP, HUNT & ROSKELL c1897

ANTIQUE 19thC VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER DE LAMERIE LOVING CUP, HUNT & ROSKELL c1897

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19th Century Victorian Silver very large two handled bell-shaped loving cup with cover, richly gilt, extraordinarily cast and embossed with carousing cherubs, lions, grapes and animals. The ornament allude to the young Bacchus as the god of wine and is realized in a splendid Rococo style. The piece is copied from an original by Paul de Lamerie, considered to be the greatest silversmith of all time. Hallmarked English Silver (925), London, year 1892 (b), Maker's mark ABAHB for Alfred & Arthur Henry Benson, for Hunt & Roskell.

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Antique 19th Century Victorian Solid Silver very large two handled bell-shaped loving cup with cover, richly gilt, extraordinarily cast and embossed with carousing cherubs, lions, grapes and animals. The ornament allude to the young Bacchus as the god of wine and is realized in a splendid Rococo style. The piece is copied from an original by Paul de Lamerie, considered to be the greatest silversmith of all time. Two examples are in the Metropolitan Museum of New York and in the Victoria & Albert Museum of London . Both the cup and the cover are fully Hallmarked English Silver (925 standard), London, year 1892 (b), Maker's mark ABAHB (Alfred & Arthur Henry Benson, for Hunt & Roskell). Marked along the base "HUNT & ROSKELL LATE STORR & MORTIMER 1577". Very important silversmiths and jewelers, supplies to Her Majesty the Queen and to the Russian Imperial household.

Condition

In Perfect Condition - No damage.

Size

Height: 39cm
Width: 24.5 x 17cm
Weight: 3133g