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A William IV Silver-Gilt Columbine Cup

Silver & silver-gilt
London, 1830,

Maker’s mark of Benjamin Smith III,

Hallmarked on the main body
Height: 20cm, 7.8in Weight: 560g, 18oz
 

Description

The cup modelled after a German columbine cup, the hexafoil body on a stepped trefoil foot, the body with flowers, foliage, shells and pods on a matted ground, the lobed rims with floral swags, the baluster-form stem with alternating ram's-head masks and balls, the upper foot with gadroon and guilloche border

A William IV Silver-Gilt Columbine Cup Reference: DT20.63.2