Traditionally used in the Celtic culture, the Mether cup was designed as a drinking vessel for use at large gatherings and feasts, and was seen as a sign of friendship, often presented to guests on arrival. Original Mether cups were made of wood, sometimes featuring silver ornamentation, the most famous example being the Dunvegan Cup, a 10th Century example currently housed at Dunvegan Castle in Scotland. Sterling silver examples started being produced at the end of the 19th Century in the traditional form, and they are as popular now as they have ever been.
Hallmarked In 1905
Hallmarked in Dublin in 1905 by Edmond Johnson, this stylish, Edwardian, Antique Sterling Silver Mether Cup, has 2 handles, and is plain in design. The mether cup measures 5.5"(14cm) tall, by 7"(18cm) wide, by 4.25"(11cm) deep, and weighs 13 troy ounces.
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