Rare French silver beaker from the revolutionary era, with plain cylindrical tapering and double-threading beneath the rim. We find several clear, readable hallmarks to this fine cup that indicate a purity of 950/1000 parts silver (higher than sterling) and fabrication between the years of 1791 and 1794. The oldest hallmark we see here is the "Jeannette Revolutionnaire" used by the Parisian silversmith association from 1793 to 1794 (although the cup could have been produced as early as 1791 after the supression of the "old regime" hallmarks and taxing system).Lastly, the maker's mark reads CLB, probably that of Charles Louis Bourgeois; he registered his mark in July of 1780 and again in 1803. At some point in its history, the cup has been engraved with No. 60, likely a boarder's number as was the tradition for well-to-do French families to send their children off to boarding school with a numbered silver cup. Aside from being of historical interest to collectors, this cup is very useable and generous in size measuring 3.25 inches tall x 3 inches wide at the mouth, holding 10 ounces of liquid... Condition is very good to excellent with minor surface-wear from age and use. There are no major dents or deformations to speak of. As the items that we sell are often fragile and irreplaceable, great care is taken during packaging to ensure their safe transit and arrival. Items must be in the same condition as when received. The item "18th Century French Antique Sterling Silver Cup Beaker Wine Mint Julep c.
1793" is in sale since Sunday, September 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "quartier-du-port" and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.