9788
Antique Swiss Silver Beaker

Date: Circa 1550

Maker: Leonhard Bram

Country: Switzerland

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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.

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