19th century silver goblet

19th century silver goblet
Circa 1839
An exceptionally impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver wine goblet.
Hallmarked; I.J.K. John James Keith, London 1839.
Weight 376 grams
The Arum lilies represents 'purity; faithfulness: holiness'.
According to legend, Zeus had a son, Hercules, with another woman. The legend goes that Zeus took Hercules to Hera, his wife, while she slept. Zeus allowed Hercules to drink her milk and when she woke up, she pushed him away. In that moment, drops flew across the sky and created the milky way. The drops that fell to the ground then grew into beautiful lilies.
It’s then said that Venus, the Roman goddess of love, beauty and desire, grew jealous once she saw just how beautiful the lilies were. She cursed their beauty by placing a large, yellow pistil in the middle of the flowers. For this reason, the calla lily meaning is commonly associated with lust and jealousy.

Very good

4.49 inches
7.17 inches
United Kingdom
This item is sold

Purchase Information

As this is not an e-commerce website purchases need to be made with communication with ourselves via email, telephone or by visiting our shop. Our aim is to make your experience as simple as possible, we therefore provide our bank details on our invoices so as online payments can be made easily or we accept all major credit and debit cards. We also accept American Express and for overseas clients, unless paying by Bacs, this would be our preferred method of payment.

Terms of payment can be agreed. We can offer various options of payment made over a period of time depending on the price of the item.


For overseas purchases we can obtain competitive shipping quotes. Deliveries within the UK are carried out either by our preferred carriers of by Lennox Cato himself. Charges for delivery are either added into the cost of the item or added separately. This depends on the final negotiation.

Try It & See

If you visit our Services page you will see, we offer a ‘Try It & See’ option. This service is primarily for those considering a large item such as a piece of furniture, mirror etc.

To View our Terms and Conditions of Sale Click Here