Blanckensee & Son Ltd, who were based on Frederick Street and Great Hampton Street in the city. Though petite in size, it has a beautiful form - the round bowl area has hammered or planished roundels around its circumference, with a decorative stylised leaf band. The stem widens as it reaches the lobed base, which also has a leaf band around it. From what I've seen, Blanckensee made this size of cup and a slightly larger version (albeit a slight variation on this design) - I've seen both sterling silver and silver gilt versions.
I can't be sure if this design is based on a real font, or if it's an amalgamation of different ones, or maybe it's just pure fantasy! As can be seen in picture 5, there is a light gold wash to the underside of the cup - there is no visible evidence of this gilding or wash in any other areas of the cup.
Width across the rim at the top: 6.7cm. Width across the base: 6.6cm. Weight: 91.8g / 2.95ozt.The condition is very good indeed, with no major faults to report. There are no dents, splits or repairs to the silver, and it retains a good'in round' shape. As can be seen in pictures 8 and 9, there are some very minor marks to the inside of the bowl, these are normal signs of use and wear, and are most certainly not damage. There is a little rubbing to the name of the silversmith on the cup, but the date letter, lion passant mark and assay office mark are clearly readable. Altogether, it's a very beautiful and well made little goblet! Please study the images provided to satisfy yourself as to the condition of the item offered - if you have any further questions, please ask! The item "Antique Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Baptismal Font Goblet Birmingham 1926" is in sale since Saturday, November 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cups/Goblets".
The seller is "century-antiques-uk" and is located in Wigston. This item can be shipped worldwide.