An Early English Tumbler Cup

An Early English Tumbler Cup

Silver
Charles II
London, circa 1670

Height: 5.5 cm, 2.16 in.
Width: 7.5 cm, 2.95 in.
Weight: 152 g, 4 oz. 17 dwt.
 

Engraved with arms above crossed plumes.

Designed to cradle in the hand and self-stabilise when set down, made with a weighted bottom as to readily ‘tumble’ and not overturn if titled - all a testament to exceptional design and craftsmanship. They were often used at sea in order to withstand the rolling of the ship, intentionally small in size to only contain a single draught and then handed back to a server empty.
 

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