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Good pair George II silver coconut cups goblets C1750 by Thomas Hyde

Price £ 1,850

This pair of George II silver coconut cups or goblets were made C1750 by Thomas Hyde and measure just over 6 inches tall by 3 5/8 inches in dia across the tops and 3 3/8 inches across the base, they have a reeded design to the stems leading into a domed and stepped foot with a band of scallop designed silver around the rims, the nuts have a lovely patina and colour and they are in very good condition - nice to find a pair.

Thomas Hyde, (b. 1725) was the son of James Hyde, a London Vintner. He was apprenticed to John Harvey, one of the earliest makers of wine labels. He was a freeman by patrimony of the Fishmongers' Company, although his output seems to have been almost exclusively wine-related silver; he made many wine labels and one funnel is also known by him. Both his sons, Thomas, jnr. and James were in the family business, and James' wife Mary continued the line with her childern and with her second husband, John Reily well into the 19th century.

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