Antique Charles I Silver Chalice

Date: 1635

Country: England

Stock Number: 8364

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 17 cms. Diameter – top 7.5 cms, foot 11.5 cms. Good silver marks for London 1635. Maker's mark probably "RB over an escallop" – see Jacksons (Pickford edition) page 117, (*it's very rare for marks of this period to have a name associated with it).

Signed/Inscribed: *There are no precise records of silver makers marks prior to 1681 as all records were destroyed in the fire at Goldsmiths Hall in that year when the Assay Office and apartments of the Assayer and Clerk in the south west wing of the building were burned down.

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