Antique Norwegian Solid Silver 2 Handle Cup Or Bowl By Kristian Hestenes C. 1910 For Sale
Antique Norwegian Solid Silver Relief Dragon Handle Ceremonial Drinking Cup or Bowl from Bergen 1910
This superb antique two handle drinking cup 5 inches or 127 mm across from one dragon style handle to the other by 4 1/4 inches or 108 mm across the width of its body from side to side and it stands 3 3/4 inches or 96 mm tall to the tops of its handles.
The cup or bowl is made from 146.3 grams of solid silver in a circularcauldron like shape that stands on a raised flaring circular foot and it has an externally rolled upper rim over an embossed or raised relief and engraved decorative band that runs around both sides of the upper body, the cup or bowl has a wonderful pierced, raised relief and engrave decorated Norwegian stylized dragons head on either side of its upper body and it has Not been engraved with a previous owners initials or family monogram all as photographed below, the underside of the body has been impressed with the Norwegian 830S standard solid silver mark along with the K H initials and Bergen silversmith or makers marks of Kristian M Hestenes again as photographed below and I estimate that this two handle ceremonial drinking cup or table bowl was made circa 1900 - 1920.
Thecondition is used and near Mint for its age.
The Ceremonial Cup or Bowl has No Dents, No Splits, No Cracks, NoHolesand No Repairsthat I can find, the cup or bowl stands straight, the decoration and definition is very crisp, the cup or bowl holds liquid without leaking, the Norwegian silver and makers marks are still clearlylegible although as the cup or bowl isausedantique itdoes have some extremelyminor surface marks and wear from use along with the patina of age that isto be expectedanda gentle clean would notgo amiss. PersonallyI think that this antique cup or bowl can still be usedtoday andthat it would make a superb addition to any cabinet collection, I also thinkthatits a very tactile antique object to handle and that it looks absolutely is fantasticconsidering thatit's around100or soyearsold.
This Superb Quality Antique NorwegianSolid SilverRelief Dragon Handle Ceremonial Drinking Cup or Bowl by K MHestenes of Bergen circa 1910 is oneof several piecesof antique and collectable silver that I have also listed.
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