Large Antique Irish Sterling Silver Mether 'Mead' Cup 1899 Wine Cooler

Large Antique Irish Sterling Silver Mether 'Mead' Cup 1899 Wine Cooler
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1899 Ireland, Republic of
An impressive Antique Irish Silver Vase or cooler in the shape of a traditional Irish silver Mether mead drinking cup. The Mether Cup has a rounded square form with a handle on each side. The Cup has a small crest engraved on the side.
Inspired by the design of communal drinking vessels as far back as the 10th century, these square Mether Cups have been made in a wide range of materials from wood and pottery to these later designs in sterling silver.
This example is of substantial size and is large enough to be used as a trophy, a vase or a wine and champagne cooler.

Made in Dublin, Ireland in 1899.

Approx. Weight - 1160g / 37.3oz
Approx. Height - 18.6cm
Approx. Width at Rim - 12.8cm
Approx. Width incl Handles - 16.6cm

This Cup has a full set of Irish Hallmarks.

This Mether Cup is in excellent condition with no damage.

STOCK CODE - IRI01 TRO01 VIC01.
Made in Ireland, Republic of
Date - 1899
Maker - James Wakely & Frank Clarke Wheeler

Height 0.39 inch (1.00 cm)
Width 0.39 inch (1.00 cm)
Depth 0.39 inch (1.00 cm)

CONDITION

Good

MEDIUM

Sterling Silver
£2,925

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