AN EDWARDIAN SILVER-GILT REPLICA OF 'THE HOLMS' CUP, WILLIAM HUTTON & SONS LTD, LONDON, 1903
in lobed Tudor style, engraved with the latin Lombardic inscription Benedictus deus im dona suis ame, 11.5cm., 4 1/2in. high; with another Edwardian silver Tudor style cup, Nathan & Hayes, Chester, 1909, similarly font-shaped lobed form, 12cm., 4 3/4 in. high; a George V silver porringer and cover, London, 1909, 17th century style; plain lobed form, 17.5cm., 6 7/8 in. high; and a 17th century style electroplate mounted maplewood cup, unmarked, 19th/20th century, acanthus rims, scrolling handles, coin-inset base (4)
11.5cm., 4½in. long over handles
1561gr. 50oz. weighable silver
Maker's mark to porringer lacking. Otherwise all clearly marked and showing minimal signs of wear. Good condition.
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Probably Robert Valentine Berkeley (1853-1940) and Rose Berkeley (1861-1922)
Inventory, 1949 [probably part] LOVING CUP, three handled, modern, 12 ozs; PORRINGER & COVER, modern, two handled, 28 ozs; DRINKING BOWL OR FONT, modern Saxon Design' all in the Strong Room