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ANTIQUE SILVER WAGER CUPS

Originating in Germany in the 16th Century, the wager cup is a drinking vessel intended for use at a wedding ceremony, giving rise to the alternative name of ‘wedding cup’. The Groom would drink from the larger cup formed by the skirt, and the Bride would drink from the smaller cup held above the figures head. They were also used for drinking games in Victorian England, where men bet on whether they could finish one cup without spilling from the other.

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j6149: Sterling Silver Wager Cup

Hallmarked In 1912

Carrying import marks for London in 1912 by Berthold Muller, this handsome, Antique Sterling Silver Wager Cup, is modelled as a Gentleman siting on a beer barrel. The wager cup measures 3"(7.5cm) tall, by 2.25"(5.5cm) wide and weighs 1.5 troy ounces

£475

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L4368: Sterling Silver Wager Cup

Hallmarked In 1962

Carrying import marks for London in 1962 by I. Freeman & Sons, this striking, Sterling Silver Wager Cup, is modelled as a lady in costume, and features chased decoration throughout. The wager cup measures 8"(20.5cm) tall, by 3.75(8cm) diameter and weighs 9.05 troy ounces.

£1,475

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L4292: Sterling Silver Pair Of Wager Cups

Hallmarked In 1891

Carrying import marks for London in 1891 by Martin Sugar, this striking pair of Antique Sterling Silver Wager Cups, are modelled as a gentleman and a lady in costume, and feature chased decoration throughout. Each wager cup measures 7"(18cm) tall, by 4"(10cm) wide and the pair together weigh 13.2 troy ounces.

£2,675

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