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Standing cup


Origin: London

Date: 1653-1654

46.4 cm height; 17 cm width

Marks/Maker: London, sterling standard, 1653-1654, makerís mark unidentified

Heraldry: Arms and crest of Willymot (engraved later)

Provenance: Sir Ernest Cassel

On loan from a private collection; LI.1050.4

This piece is part of an important silver collection formed by Sir Ernest Cassel (1852-1921). Cassel was a German immigrant who reportedly arrived in England at the age of 17 with no more than a bag of clothes and a violin. Within fifteen years he was one of the most prominent financiers in Europe, contributing hugely to Britainís prosperity prior to the First World War. He was made private financial advisor and treasurer to King Edward VII in 1902.