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Victorian Sterling Silver Cup on Hexagonal Foot. London 1869.

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Beautifully executed Victorian sterling silver cup on reeded hexagonal foot.
Maker: E K R. Edward Ker Reid. London, 1869

The rim of the cup has bands of bright cut engraving and the coat of arms below is surrounded by bright cut decoration. The wording on the opposite side of the cup is very finely engraved in contemporary script.

Henrico Palin Gurney A B
Ex dono Roberti Greene A M Tamworthiensis
Colegii de Clare Socii
Ut literus diligenter persequendas
Sceintiumque impenso studio
Excolendum impelleret
Anno Domini 1870

(To Henry Palin Gurney, Bachelor of Arts,
Given by Robert Greene, of Tamworth,
A Master of Arts and Fellow of Clare College (Cambridge)
In order that he may persuade intellectual young men
To persevere in scholarship and improve their knowledge
With application and enthusiasm
A D 1870).
The full set of hallmarks is clearly struck on one of the flanges of the hexagonal foot.

Width Top: 3.2 inches (8.1cm)
Width Base: 3.25 inches (8.25cm)
Height: 6.9 inches (17.5cm)
Sterling silver
Very good, commensurate with age.