An Old Sheffield Plate Loving Cup made in the Georgian period

This Old Sheffield Plate loving cup was made circa 1790, and is typically Neoclassical in design. Loving cups were traditional at weddings, where both the bride and groom held the cup and drank.

This Old Sheffield Plate example is of lovely quality, and charming design. It is half fluted and flat chased with swags and cartouches. The top border is a reed, and underneath a technique unique to Old Sheffield Plate: simulated bright cutting.

In nearly all respects this Old Sheffield Plate loving cup is in excellent condition, however there is a small area just over an inch long where the reeded border has slipped slightly. Please see the photographs for more details.

This beautiful Old Sheffield Plate loving cup is bleeding attractively on the high points of the design, and in original plate. The seam is visible inside and out.

Type: cup
Function: drinking
Country: England

Price: £ 225 GBP

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