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Sale Price: $1,295.00
Listed Price $1,850.00
  Stock #BY767

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English Georgian Baby Cup with Iconic Swiss Alps Rescue Dog Scene
English Georgian Baby Cup with Iconic Swiss Alps Rescue Dog Scene
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Sale Price: $1,295.00
Listed Price $1,850.00

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English Georgian sterling silver baby cup, 1837. Bowl has curved sides and scrolled foot rim with applied scallop shells and four leaf and shell supports; leaf-capped double-scroll handle. Gilt interior.

Chased and engraved scene of boy riding on the back of a rescue dog, who stands at the entrance to a monastic hostelry in the Swiss Alps. An iconic illustration of the perils of mountain travel that was reproduced in painting and sculpture. A lithograph after British artist TC Wilson depicting a sentimentalized version with the boy wearing a feathered hat and neck ruff was published in the second half of the 1830s. On underside is engraved presentation dated 1877.

Fully marked including maker’s stamp (John Wilmin Figg), London assay stamp, and William IV duty mark. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 x W 3 1/2 x D 2 3/8 in. Weight: 3.2 troy ounces. #BY767