Offered here is a very hard to find solid Sterling Silver Antique Replica of the Vapheio Cup. The pattern is super crisp and I have rotated the entire cup for photos so you can see the detail.This cup has not been polished and retains the original patina. Has very crisp English Hallmarks as pictured by the handle. 925 Sterling made in Chester by Nathan & Hayes(active in Chester & London) over 100 years ago.
It has a date Letter N for 1913. Personalized on the bottom for Henry Stephen Nicholas Rathbone Dec.25, 1913 from R & R. This cup weighs a hefty 346 grams or 12 ounces. This cup stands 3 inches in height with a 3 1/2 inch diameter opening and spans 5 1/2 inches to the end of the handle. Truly a very nice Edwardian solid Sterling Silver replica of one of the famous bronze age gold Vapheio cups found in the beehive tomb at the ancient site of Vapheio in Greece, believed to be a Mycenian-Minoan collaboration but subject still to much speculation amongst archeologists. This a lovely example of the cup depicting "Taming of the Wild Bulls".
Please view and enlarge photos to further aid in description. PLEASE read item description and ask any questions you may have before purchasing. I do my best to honestly describe everything accurately and try and show many clear, detailed photos to aid in description. Please keep in mind that most of my items are Antique and Vintage and may show some slight normal wear characteristic of use and age.I will tell you if I find any MAJOR defects or flaws in the description. The item "ANTIQUE REPLICA STERLING SILVER VAPHEIO CUP NATHAN & HAYES CHESTER Dated 1913" is in sale since Friday, April 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "peace235" and is located in Columbia, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States.