Lot 503: Sold for £230 hammer

Estimate £100-£150

A modern hallmarked silver wager cup modelled as a women with arms raised supporting a small bowl, height 20cm, weight 12oz, Birmingham 1976, Barrowclift Silvercraft, S/D.

NB: Originating in Germany in the 16th Century, the wager cup is a drinking vessel intended for use at a wedding ceremony, giving rise to the alternative name of 'wedding cup'. The Groom would drink from the larger cup formed by the skirt, and the Bride would drink from the smaller cup held above the figures head.

Condition report
Small dent below the bow at the top of the skirt, bowl very slightly out of shape and a little stiff in its movement, otherwise all ok.

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