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PAIR: S&M Sterling Silver Medallion Water Goblets

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1251343

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Sold as a Pair: Sanders & Mackenzie, Birmingham makers mark reg. 1830 (S&M) Striking pair of sterling silver goblets classically inspired with hand engraving decoration below mouth. Exceptional castings exhibited to enhance the dramatic look. Goblets with two portrait medallions, each with a Roman classical male wearing wreath crown. On reverse of each side a classical female wearing wreath crown. The Olde English letter “S” inscribed on front of each goblet. On bottom is inscribed “15" with images of Lion, Anchor, and Olde English letter G, Sterling, B. No dents or dings and in excellent condition. 6 1/2" High by 6” x 3/8" diameter. The hallmark on bottom piece is marked with the Birmingham assay stamp dating it to 1830. The hallmarking of British silver is based on a combination of marks that makes possible the identification of the origin and the age of each silver piece manufactured or traded in the UK, Town mark, corresponding to the mark of the Assay Office that has verified the piece. The Anchor is the Town Mark. Lion passant guardant or Britannia or lion's head erased, certifying the silver quality. Date letter, in cycles of twenty letters of the alphabet of different shape identifies the year in which the piece was verified by the Assay Office. The Old English letter “G”.