This sterling silver goblet was commissioned by Lincoln Cathedral as a replica of the original chalice that is held in the Cathedral Treasury, with a photograph of the entry in the Goldsmiths' records displayed alongside. The Cathedral example was made by a maker whose mark was I over M, this baffled antiquarians for years. It was only the work of Mr. Charles Oman that discovered a fine by John Morley of Lincoln in 1573, from the ledgers of the Goldsmiths Company, London. This was the information that linked as near as possible the maker of this silver chalice. John Cussell of Grantham was commissioned to carry out the work of producing 200 strictly limited edition goblets. Each would carry the 1977 Queens Jubilee Hallmark together with Certificate of authenticity, numbered and signed by the Dean of Lincoln at the time, Very Rev. the Hon. O. W.
This sterling silver goblet is number 152/200 which is stamped to the base of the goblet. The silver goblet has been hand planished with engraved leaf scrolls horizontally around the goblet with perimeter banding bordering the design. Lincoln Cathedral has been engraved to the inner base perimeter. The goblet cup has been gold gilt to the inside.
The original suede pouch, brochure, letters and certificate from the Dean of Lincoln at the time has been kept as provenance and will be included with your purchase. The purchase price of this goblet at the time is shown on the brochure at £396.00.
The Lincoln Cathedral sterling silver goblet is in great condition, very slight rubbing of the gilt to the top inside edge of the rim. All other aspects of the goblet are in fine condition. Assay marks clear and legible, sits flat and level, and a great example.
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