Saturday, May 12, 2018

Antique Engraved Armorial Trophy Cup

This wonderful English hand-engraved trophy cup with an armorial crest was my favorite find yesterday at an estate sale. It was black with tarnish but it is now transformed. I spent the morning rearranging my collection of trophies on my fireplace mantle and their mounts too. I collect small boxes too and have for years. This cup is silver over copper and I love that the engraving has exposed the copper after years of being polished. I shall try to find this armorial in my Royal Book of Crests. No matter what I bring home and no matter how small it is, I usually spend the day finding the perfect spot and arrange and rearrange until the new (old) items are perfectly at home in my cottage. This was a nice way to spend a dark and gloomy Saturday morning and I finally have achieved an arrangement that is pleasing to my eye(s). I haven't been to a sale in a very long time and I'm glad I went to this one. 
Have a great Mother's Day weekend. xo


JudyMac said...

Aren’t you the lucky ducky! You do have such great taste. J

Content in a Cottage said...

JudyMac -- Thanks, Judy. I must have walked past this cup 15 or more times before it caught my eye. There was blue painters tape over most of the engraved bird with the price. It was very tarnished but I could see its beauty underneath. I have worked out a new arrangement on my mantle and it looks nice with graduated boxes topped with graduated cups....graduated left to right with largest on left. It looks nice this way since my fireplace is not centered. Will post a photo later.
xo, Rosemary

The Queen Vee said...

Spectacular, you deserve a trophy for getting this trophy.