Wager cup

English (London)
Marked by Charles Frederick Kandler (active after 1735, died in 1778)

Object Place: Europe, London, England


29.6 x 8.7 x 8.2 cm (11 5/8 x 3 7/16 x 3 1/4 in.) Weight: 1,224.7 gm (30 oz 7 dwt)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver gilt

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)





The female figure stands on a shaped square plinth. Her right hand holds the edge of her upswept apron, and the left hand steadies a milk pail on her head. She wears a flowered dress with fitted bodice, an apron, and a small shawl. The figure is assembled from cast components and the skirt is chased. The figure’s legs, with garters and stockings, are joined to the base and are exposed when the upper torso is lifted off. The base, formed from sections of sheet, is chased with ram’s heads at the corners, joined by swags. The legs are cast.


On underside of pedestal, date letter b; leopard's head crowned; lion passant; maker's mark FK(Grimwade 3571).


Charles Howard, eleventh Duke of Norfolk (1746-1815), sold Christie's, London, May 24, 1816, lot 70, purchased by the Earl of Ducie, descended in the family, sold Christie's, London, October 7, 1959, lot 82; sold Christie's, London, June 15, 1966, lot 82; S.J. Phillips, Ltd., London, purchased September 21, 1966, Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: September 21, 1966)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour