Charles II Period Silver-gilt Love Cup / Beaker Augsburg
This is a jolly nice Augsburg silver beaker, dating to the second half of the 17th century. It is a good sized piece, beautifully decorated with hearts. These are hand raised and beaten, each individual and full of character. The inside bears a honey yellow gold gilding, a worn lemon yellow gilding on the rim. It retains a tiny heart-shaped makers mark to the rim (see photo) as yet unidentified, but likely of Augsburg and of a 17th-century date. This 'love cup' has plenty of life left in it yet, an ideal piece for a gift or wedding ceremony!
DATE: c. 1650 - 1700 A.D.
SIZE: 97mm (tall) x 80mm (diameter)
WEIGHT: 148.4 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection