Usually of tapering cylindrical shape and without handles, silver beakers have been made from the 17th century onwards, but most examples appearing on the Australian market date from the mid Victorian period to the 20th century. They were popular as trophies for masculine sporting events. Other shapes are the bell shape which has a flared top, and the half-barrel shape. Some beakers have embossed and/or chased decoration.
Two sterling silver beakers, Georgian and modern Era, 1828 London, with maker's mark for John, Henry and Charles Lias; and 2006 Birmingham, W.I Broadway & Co, a straight-sided tankard with horizontal reeding, an ear form handle and a foliate thumb
Melbourne Amateur Regatta' silver rowing trophy beaker by Bradshaw, Victoria, engraved with the coat of arms of the City of Melbourne and presentation 'Junior Eight won by Hawthorn R?C. 1924, Hf Powell (2)', 11.5 cm high, 209 grams
Three German and Dutch Continental silver items: a lobed bowl, beaker and a faceted pedestal vase, circa first quarter 20th century, Germany, with maker's mark for Wilkens & Söhne, a bowl (A/F); a Dutch beaker and a weighted Dutch flaring vase both
Two near Identical French. 950 silver beakers, 1795-97 unofficial marks, one item with cockerel stamp, makers' marks for L.T and D.C. the straight-sided beakers with threaded everted rims, marked underside and to body, one beaker with etched initials E
Three silver beakers: two Continental silver and one other. Hungary post 1937-65 period, and Germany post 1886, both 800 silver; mark of metal Argent and numerical mark (partial). Afluted German beaker, a tapering stepped rim Hungarian beaker with a brushe
A sterling silver mug. Early 20th century American, with maker's mark for Gnc. The gilt washed straight sided beaker with a rolled rim with beading detail, monogrammed 'Asd' and dated 1912, with a 'C' form hollow handle with a leafy flo
An Edwardian sterling silver mug 1910/11 Sheffield, with maker's mark for James Dixon & Sons. Atapering straight sided beaker with a cushion shaped 'C' form handle; gilt washed to the interior; hallmarked to the upper body. Silver weight 19
An early Victorian engine turned sterling silver beaker, 1841 London, with maker's mark for Thomas Diller, the cylindrical beaker with a waisted and bordered rim, of elegant and restrained design with a vacant circular cartouche, gilt washed to the int
A Russian. 875 silver beaker. 1879 St Petersburg, with partial assay and maker's marks, zolotniki 84 standard, the tapering cup having a soft patina, with a rolled rim, bright cut and prick worked with town scenes and fan shaped foliage motifs within i
Silver presentation Rowing beaker, mark of William Drummond, Melbourne, 1906-1933, with plain body engraved with 'Melbourne Amateur Regatta, Estab. 1903, 1909 Maiden Eights won by Melbourne University Boat Club', and giving details of the winning c
A Bradshaw sterling silver trophy beaker inscribed 'Melbourne Amateur Regatta 1927, Junior 8's Richmond R.C.: L.Scully 7' reverse inscribed with the city of Melbourne's coat of arms, 'Vires Acquirit Eundo,' meaning 'We Gather Strength As We Go'. 266g
A modern Scottish silver Queen's Jubilee 2002 heavy beaker, the base moulded in relief with crowns framed by the rose of London, thistle of Scotland, etc., hallmarks for Edinburgh 2002 by Hamilton & Inches. Elaborately gilded interior. In original cloth ba
Edwardian Elkington & Co sterling silver beaker with raised 'National Rifle Association Semper Paratus' plaque and presentation engraving 'Parliamentary Cup Competition First Prize 1910 Won By Pte G.Gilmore Score 103', hallmarked Birmingham 1909, 10.3 cm h
An American sterling silver beaker of tapering form, having an outward rolled lip, gilt interior, inscribed 'NM' to the exterior, marked '926 STERLING' to base 60grams, 7.5 cm high, 5.4 cm in diameter. Property from the Collection of Dame Nellie Melba GBE
A Chinese .900 export silver beaker, late 19th to early 20th century with maker's mark for Wang Hing & Co, a tapering straight-sided beaker with a gilt washed interior and a fine lightly beaten finish to the exterior with a circular vacant cartouche and a
A 1936 Nazi German silver 'Flieger Schon 1911'prize beaker, awarded to the pilot Franz Hailer, Munich 13th June 1936 by 'Der Reichsluftsportführer' (The Empire Air Sports Leader), mildly hammered finish, the base with makers details. Height 8 cm, weight 78
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