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Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Miniature Wine Cups (Set of 4) - Brook & Son     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11091
Period: George V
Year: 1927
Silversmith: Brook & Son
Place: Edinburgh
Price: $ 1 000.00
Weight: 213 grams
Dimensions: 5 cm base diameter, height 6 cm.
Condition: Excellent, perfectly preserved in original box. Box also good condition, hinge and clasp good, some ripples to lid.

Description: An interesting set of 4 Roman reproduction Scottish silver miniature wine cups, perfectly preserved in original box. The wine cups have a circular spherical bowl, attached to a large flat circular base with a rim, by a baluster stem. They are quite heavy and well made, the quality is excellent. The original box reads "Brook & Son, Goldsmiths to the King, 87 George Street, Edinburgh". The hallmarks are very clear on all 4 wine cups, makers mark "BROOK & SON EDINBURGH", Scottish thistle, Edinburgh castle and date letter W. Brook and Son were the leading Scottish silversmiths in the early 20th century, they operated between 1891 and 1939 from 87 George Street (Hamilton and Inches today). These wine cups are reproductions of Roman cups that were part of the Traprain Law treasure hoard, which was discovered by George Pringle at Traprain Law, East Lothian, in 1919. The hoard dates from 400 AD, and consisted of 160 pieces, mostly cut up ready for melting. William Brook was the silversmith involved in conserving and trying to reconstruct the original pieces, he then gained permission for Brook & Son to produce authorised reproductions. These included salts, dishes, bowls and spoons, some were stamped "Traprain Treasure 1919 Authorised Reproduction". The Traprain treasure is now in the National Musuem of Scotland (www.romanscotland.org.uk, well worth a visit). Brook & Son also produced a catalogue of their Traprain Treasure reproductions, these wine cups are described and pictured on page 5 (see photo). The catalogue can be viewed on the Peter Cameron website (www.petercameronantiquesilver.com/research), well worth a read. Attached a link to a replica made by current silversmith Bryony Knox - well worth watching! - https://vimeo.com/112395328.
Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Miniature Wine Cups (Set of 4) - Brook & Son
Traprain Treasure sterling silver miniature wine cups

Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Miniature Wine Cups (Set of 4) - Brook & Son
Traprain treasure Roman replica wine cup or goblet

Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Miniature Wine Cups (Set of 4) - Brook & Son
Original box, perfectly preserved silver cups, scale

Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Miniature Wine Cups (Set of 4) - Brook & Son
Traprain treasure Roman replica wine cup or goblet, showing base

Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Miniature Wine Cups (Set of 4) - Brook & Son
Brook & Son Edinburgh silver hallmarks

Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Miniature Wine Cups (Set of 4) - Brook & Son
Brook & Son Goldsmiths to the King, 87 George Street, Edinburgh

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