Victorian silver-plated wine goblet

Victorian silver-plated wine goblet

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Reference

3174

Pleasing, antique, silver-plated wine goblet with nicely hand-chased floral garlands and a true goblet shape.

With its flat base, thin stem and conical bowl, the basic goblet shape has remained almost entirely unchanged in its form for centuries.

In the mid-fifteenth century the gentry owned goblets crafted in silver. Superstitious drinkers in the seventeenth century believed that precious metals promoted better health, and so the demand for silver goblets increased. The arrival of silver plate in the mid 1800s meant that more people could afford to introduce a bit of luxury into their lifestyle.

Dimensions:

Height 205 mm / 8 516"
Diameter 95 mm / 3 2932"
Year

c1900

Condition

Excellent

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