Christening Cup

Christening Cup

Hunt and Roskill, Designers and Silversmiths


Silver, parcel-gilt

5 7/8 x 3 1/2 inches. (15 x 9 cm)

The Handley-Read Collection.

Columbine shape, the cup lobed and decorated with hatch engraving is supported by three kneeling angels, their hands clasped, their raised and crossed wings forming a calyx. Below the circular base on which they kneel is a larger one, around which lies a serpent, symbolising longevity. Marks: London hallmarks for 1852. Maker's mark of John Samuel Hunt for Hunt & Roskell. Inscribed on base: HUNT & ROSKELL LATE STORR MORTIMER & HUNT. [Continued below]