An elegant little horn cup trimmed in Scottish sterling silver. The dark color creates a nice contrast with the gleaming sterling trim. These wonderful horn cups are great accessories, adding a refined rustic touch that whispers of country estates... of horses and hounds.
Sterling silver shields like the one on the body of this piece were often engraved with a crest or initials. Fortunately for you, this one never was. If you like, you can have a jeweler personalize it for you.
The maker is William Dunningham & Co. of Diamond Street in Aberdeen, a Scottish maker that specialized the manufacture of small horn pieces embellished with silver. Often this trimming was below the weight required for statutory hallmarking, although Dunningham did enter marks at the Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Chester offices. The hallmark on this piece shows "W D & Co", an "S" in a diamond indicating silver, and a third mark"925" for sterling. The marks on this cup are c. 1910.
CONDITION is good with no real problems to report. There is normal wear, including a few minor dings to the silver. Measures 3" tall and 2 1/16" in diameter across the top.
A terrific little piece that will work with lots of what you've already got. Fill it with pencils, q-tips, or whiskey! Enjoy!
Item ID: RL-808
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