Sterling Silver Toasting Goblets
In super clean order with a mirror like finish.
Each stands 109mm in height and has a top diameter of 54 mm.
|MAKER or SPONSOR MARK||Mappin & Webb|
The British landed gentry were first recorded as owning ‘gobelettes and cuppes’ crafted in silver during the fifteenth century. Thus, the goblet as we know it, in an almost unchanged form, has been used for several centuries. Because the basic design was so practical design and was difficult to improve upon – modern wine glasses are very similar to sterling silver goblets. Both having flat bases, thin stems and conical bowls.
By the mid-seventeenth century drinking vessels made from glass became more available. As a result, and coupled with the high cost of silver, silver goblets became less used. Today they are mainly a collectors item although this set, as the name suggests, could well have a practical use at a well to do get together!
Alternatively, antique silver goblets can still have a place in the décor of a modern home, perhaps as a focal point of a room or piece of furniture.