The top 6 sided facet section has been squashed here... Its had something heavy on top which has made is SQUASH in here a little. 3 of the 6 corners are dented with whatever was on it.
(this is the only issue to the chalice). The bowl still has quite a lot of the gilding in it.... Partial remains on the outside too in places.
This chalice is the same, some areas look cleaned and polished and other areas do not. It has the gilding remaining in places.It has a mark stamped on the side of the chalice top and the same one on the base.... The dolphin is not in a triangle! It means the silver is.
It is also marked on the bottom with a set of hallmarks I have been unable to fully identify..... With a double headed eagle with 4 digits below 1620 for Liege and then a makers mark PF and another which looks like two VV one one top of the other which clearly I cannot write here as their is nothing on my keyboard like it..... Apart from XX but you have to look at that as though it is all joined up... Two V's on top of one another opposite way around...
So you will NEED to view the photographs of it. During this time Belgium was part of the Burgundian Territories and they can sometimes be known as Netherlandish Chalices. Dutch Republic and Spanish Netherlands is all in this area which then became Belgium. With the all important assayers ZIG-ZAG mark below indicating it is silver. I do NOT know enough about the subject but I do find it fascinating.So Belgium 1620 on the bottom of this chalice.... WOW that is pretty cool... And if we could identify the other 2 marks we may be a little closer to getting a better idea of what it is all about. This could be a really important silversmith of the period making it a museum quality Chalice! If anyone can IDENTIFY the hallmarks for me better I will be most grateful. I have added 22 photographs to the end of this listing to show all the details of this piece so please take the time to view them all. It is in collectable condition with normal signs of age and use wear.
The stem of the chalice is bent slightly where it looks like it's been crushed as already described.... Plus it needs a polish. 7 and 1/2 inches tall and approx.
5 and 1/2 inches in diameter on the base x 4 inch dia at the top rim... Interestingly if you google search similar items you will find a really nice Netherlandish chalice c1520 from Antwerp of the SAME design base as this example, a similar but a little more fancy knop. I really do think this is an important Belgian / Netherlands chalice which should not be overlooked. Scale is usually an English 1 penny coin which is 20mm in diameter which is just short of 7/8ths of an inch in diameter. In the title or description it means.
Condition which may have scuffs, scratches and damage. The item "Silver 1620 Belgium Netherlands 1893 Chalice Goblet Important 7.5 READ ALL" is in sale since Friday, November 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cups/Goblets". The seller is "diggerlee" and is located in Yorkshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.