Very large silver wager/marriage cup

Berthold Mueller Circa 1880, import marks for 1907

£2,350

Very large silver wager/marriage cup made by Berthold Mueller in Nuremberg circa 1880, imported into England with an import mark for sterling silver standard for 1907.   It is unusually large, and in good condition,

These cups were traditionally given as marriage or wager cups.  The bridegroom would drink the contents of the larger cup and then the bride would drink the smaller cupful – both without any spills!  These cups would frequently be used for gaming.

In stock

Country of Origin:
Germany
Material:
Sterling silver
Condition:
Good
Height:
29 cm (11.5”)
Diameter:
Diameter at bottom 10 cm (4”)
Weight:
12.6 ozs (392 grams)


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