african hunting cup??

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tonysheffield
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african hunting cup??

Postby tonysheffield » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:21 am

hi bought this a while ago wondered if anyone can help? i was told this was an antique african silver hunting cup but has no hallmarks
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JanGroen
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Re: african hunting cup??

Postby JanGroen » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:06 pm

Good evening

The cat looks more than tiger than a lion. The elephant looks more Indian than African. The buffalo seems tame...maybe water buffalo?

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Re: african hunting cup??

Postby Traintime » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:13 pm

A lone maker mark can be hidden in the base of the main bowl interior (requiring cleaning and a careful eye)...short of real hallmarks. If the base rim is rolled (photo is kind of tricky here), feel for a sharp edge...common to silverplate, less so with real silver. Don't cut your digits off!

tonysheffield
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Re: african hunting cup??

Postby tonysheffield » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:07 am

the edge isn’t sharp but it’s not rolled either
the only mark i can find is the teeny tiny dot in the centre i’ve cleaned it out and tried taking a photo but i don’t think it’s a hallmark? looks too small?
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