Fine & Rare Pair of Hukin & Heath Silver & Gilt Glass Hot Toddy Cups London 1907 (Code 1637)
A particularly attractive and rare pair of silver and gilded glass hot toddy cups by Hukin & Heath. The silver frames are of wirework form with flip top lids having cut outs for a spoon and base rings to seat the glass. The glass beakers are gilded around the tops with a leaf and dot pattern. The pontil scars have also been ground and polished out. The frames have an extravagant amount of silver content way in excess of what would be needed to function well so they were clearly at the top end of what was already a luxury item. They have clear hallmarks to the base rings and partial repeat marks to the inside of the lids. The hallmark is for London 1907 making them Edwardian in period. They were intended for hot alcoholic beverages such as whisky based blends. Rare and lovely pieces for the collector.
Normal age related wear to the silver with some scuffs and light scratches in places. Minor dint near lid cut out to one example. Slight gilt wear to glass. Hinges fine and still tight.
Height: 11 cm ( 4 3/8 inch ) excluding thumb lifts
Width: 6.7 cm ( 2 5/8 inch ) across the glassware
Weight: 768 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 1637 MR19-1
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