Description

    AN AMERICAN SILVER PRESENTATION CUP
    Unknown maker, possibly New York, New York, circa 1890
    Unmarked
    8 inches high x 4-1/4 inches diameter (20.3 x 10.8 cm)
    10.57 troy ounces

    The standing cup with knopped stem, the bowl with repoussé and chased decoration of Tyrolean style cottages, trees and a bridge centered by a rococo-style cartouche engraved J. Heim. The cup engraved Zum Andenken/an das/Erste Prissingen/des/Schweiz-Amerikanishen Saengerbunde/New York Aug 31, '90/gewidmet/vom/Guetli Maenneichor/New York. Gilt interior to cup.

    This cup was presented to the Zurich music book writer and publisher J. Heim by the Swiss-American Chorale.


    Condition Report*:

    restoration to rim of cup; minor surface wear and losses to gilding.

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    May, 2008
    21st Wednesday
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