German Silver Wager Cup/Wedding Cup by Berthold Hermann Muller from 1913

Product Code: SMS3638

German Silver Wager Cup or Wedding Cup


In good condition,  this is a beautiful and rare piece. The female figure in a beautiful crinoline dress holds a decorative swivel cup above the head.   


Hallmarked: 925. There are silver marks and import marks. Made by Berthold Hermann Muller in Wardour Street, London in 1913.

The marriage cup originated in Nuremberg, a city in the Germanstate of Bavaria, around 1565, and was called Jungfraubecher. It is a double drinking vessel used in a wedding banquet, a skirt shaped large cup is for the groom and a small swivel cup is for the bride. The idea is to drink contents at the same time, making sure not to spill even a drop. The production of cups in this form was resumed for wager use at the end of 19th century.

Silver weight: 86.9g


Size: 13cm tall. The base has a 4.6cm diameter. The top cup has a 3cm diameter.



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