Mayflower

Mayflower Antiques – specialise in works of art from the renaissance & baroque periods.

Mayflower have a new Catalogue named ‘The Art of Drink’. The catalogue showcases a rare and interesting selection of early silver drink related vessels of various origins, styles and types. [Click to view pdf copy]  Hard copies of the Catalogue are available on request. Just email your name and address to: info@mayflower-antiques.co.uk and they will be pleased to send a copy to you.

A selection of spectacular pieces will be included in the catalogue such as:

An extremely rare Gujarat mother of pearl Goblet with English silver mounts, circa 1680
An extremely rare Gujarat mother of pearl Goblet with English silver mounts, circa 1680.

The goblet has engraved initials to the silver mount underneath; the piece is 8.6cm tall. The British Museum has a very similar piece dated to the early 17th century.

Explore the goblet further on 2covet here.

A silver gilt ‘Roemer’, marked for Nuremberg c.1690
A silver gilt ‘Roemer’, marked for Nuremberg c.1690

The maker’s mark is a running dog for Meister Mit Leufenden Hund (1681 – 1701 ) – see Nuremberg Goldsmiths by Dr. Tebbe, p.1061. The piece is 13cms tall, is 8.25 cm in diameter at the top, and weighs 4ozs approx. A very similar piece is illustrated in ‘Deutsches Silber 1550 – 1850, Formen und Typen’ by Claus Overzier, plate 9 on page 25.

Click to explore this Roemer further here.

A fine and rare Spanish silver Bernegal C.1650
A fine and rare Spanish silver Bernegal C.1650

A form of drinking vessel with handles and lobed edges to the top of the bowl, which would have been passed around the table; the central spike is for a bezoar nut ( these were believed to possess magical powers to prevent poisoning); marked on the side of the bowl for Zaragosa, C.1650.

To explore this Bernegal further click here.

To explore Mayflowers collection or read the full catalogue visit their website: https://mayflower-antiques.co.uk/