MANGEL was a variety of beet cultivated for feeding livestock...
The consummate artistry of the engraver is apparent in every single line of this piece. The engraving and chasing is meticulous. There are six different types of grasses depicted...two are of clovers...I am a watercolorist and to say that the drawing on this cup is spectacular is to be too humble. The drawings are as beautiful in their element as an Albrecht Durer...
On the crest:
Messers Sutton & Sons
for the best 3 acres of
Beautifully balanced cylindrical cup with a C scroll handle and gently angled ball 'peg' feet which stand firm...there are these hallmarks on the left shoulder:
B&S inside an 8 sided cartouche (I can not find this maker)
female cameo: the 'duty mark' or sovereign head 1784-1890
lion passant: sterling silver 925
anchor: Birmingham, England
Old English 'P' (1889)
9 1/4 ounces
4 5/8" across diameter of top to end of handle; 5 1/8" tall; 3 1/8" across the rounded botttom...
this piece is not absolutely perfect...auction numbers were inscribed on the inner lip in the gilt interior at one time...otherwise, no dents, dings, thumbprints, or repairs...
...beyond magnificent antique...