A pleasing Christening beaker of trumpet form on a slanted wavy edge ring over a solid facet cut base, the flashed ruby onlay is cut to clear and masterfully engraved with four roundels, one with a frond cartouche left vacant for initials or names, three with scenes denoting: "Frohsinn - Happiness", "Gesundheit - Health", "Liebe beglückte Dich stets - May love always make you happy". Condition: stand wear to the under-base; one or two tiny nicks to high points; light rubbing to the ruby onlay; light age and use wear; nothing further found. Circa 1880, Bohemian or German. Article measured in centimetres and rounded to the nearest quarter inch. Height 10.5cm/4.25in.
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