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ca mid 1800s Franz Mosgau Berlin Germany .800 Silver Goblet Hallmarked
This extraordinary antique silver goblet is a truly dazzling example of German craftsmanship. It has a lovely, romantic design and shape with an un-engraved crest on the front.
The cup, in the classic wine glass shape, tapers from the rim to the hip, where it again gets very wide.
The stem is equally voluptuous and culminates at a very wide foot boasting several layers of detail and varying widths.
On the lowest level of the foot, you can see a number of beautiful stamped hallmarks.
From left to right, these include the traditional German hallmark (a crescent moon abutting a King's crown).
Next is the number "800", attesting to the purity of the silver and finally, an extraordinary mark which reads "FM" within a stylized shape.
This is the maker's mark for Franz Mosgau, a silversmithing company founded in 1807 and based out of Berlin.
The exterior of the bowl of the goblet boasts exquisite hand-etched floral frame.
Beautiful swirling shapes and cross-hatches textures show the meticulous attention to detail in the silversmithing.
There is a small amount of darkening on the exterior of the goblet and the interior is speckled with a darker patina.
We do not polish our vintage items so the owner can polish to their individual preference.
This goblet has great weight and feels wonderful when held. Feels a bit like you are royalty for the moment, so hold it all the time!
The piece is in excellent vintage condition.
Measurements: 5 ¾" total height, Rim: measures 2 9/16", circumference is 8" Base of bowl: circumference is 6 5/8" Foot: circumference is 7 ¼", diameter 2 ¼" Weight: 124.1 grams, 4.38
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