Very Large 1819 French Beaker or Cup by Antoine-Jean Mahon (julep cup)

Very Large 1819 French Beaker or Cup by Antoine-Jean Mahon (julep cup)

650.00

This large early 19th century French sterling silver (950) beaker built painstakingly over days, not stamped out in a factory. The quality is unmistakable when you feel it in your hand. Sturdy build and a medium gauge. Classic French silversmithing with elegant simple lines elegantly engraved 'MB' in period cursive script.

Marked with the silver standard mark of a walking cock facing right, the guarantee mark for medium-sized objects of a Minerva head facing right in a circular reserve, and a recount mark of a fleur-de-lys from 1819. Also marked for Antoine-Jean Mahon, A.M, a symbol of a horse head in profile and an acorn. Mahon registered in 1819; his mark was erased in 1834. During the time the beaker was made, Mahon was working at 14 rue Simon-le-Franc.

4.25" tall and 3.5" across the rim. Holds about 20 ounces.

Condition is outstanding with minor very small scratches (shown) and with appropriate patina.

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