George III Silver Loving Cup by Hester Bateman

  • This George III-period loving cup was crafted by the renowned Hester Bateman
  • Bateman was celebrated for her timeless, neoclassical designs
  • Significant in both craftsmanship and cultural meaning, this cup is exemplary of Bateman's mastery
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Item No. 31-3002

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Renowned Georgian silversmith Hester Bateman was celebrated for her neoclassical designs in silver, and this exceptional loving cup displays the high quality of her creations. The English tradition of the loving cup dates back to Saxon times, when it became customary to lift a cup with a companion in order to protect oneself from attack. The custom became a tradition, with a two-handled loving cup often being passed at celebrations between guests who drank to their neighbors. The form is beautifully interpreted here by Bateman, who imparts a neoclassical elegance to the vessel.

Hallmarked London, 1786

7 1/4" wide x 4 1/8" deep x 5 1/8" high
George III Silver Loving Cup by Hester Bateman
Maker: Bateman, Hester
Period: 18th Century
Origin: England
Type: Goblets & Cups
Depth: 4.13 Inches
Width: 7.25 Inches
Height: 5.13 Inches
Style: Georgian

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