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Antique Silver Two Handled Cups

The antique silver two – handled cup appears to be an outgrowth of the early antique silver two – handled porringer. In the beginning of the 18th century, the silver cup became prominent when the French Huguenots were establishing themselves with their high standards of design and craftmanship. Under their influence, the foot of the cup was made higher, handles became more prominent on pieces and the body was ornamented with all types of decoration. Some of the cups have covers and others do not. The body is slightly different on cups that do not have handles as it veers slightly outwards.

The two – handled cup has been and is still being used today as a “loving cup” on ceremonial occasions. It can also be a prize for competitions and an award on special occasions. Of course, it can also be used as a decorative object and look lovely in any setting.

Antique George I Britannia Standard Silver Cup and Cover

$22,500.00

Britannia standard silver was introduced as part of the great recoinage scheme of William III in 1697 and it lasted until 1720. This was done to prevent British sterling coins from being melted. Unlike sterling silver which is made of 92.5% silver, Britannia silver is …

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Antique George III English Silver Caudle Cup

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A 2 handled Antique George III English Silver Caudle Cup, having a bulbous body. This cup was made for caudle, a drink of warm ale or wine mixed with bread, eggs, and sweetened with sugar, and flavored with spices. Caudle often was prepared for the …

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A collection of Father's Day Antiques

We hope that everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Holiday and are starting to enjoy the beginning of Summer. As we go from the month of May into June, we realize that Father's Day is fast approaching. We have selected a variety of exciting gifts that we think any Man would love to receive! Therefore, we are going to begin this week's Announcement with the theme of alcohol - always a good way to begin.

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