A Hungarian silver gilt beaker, with engraved arms and dated 1688; stippled or ‘snake skin’ decoration typical of this perioid; original fire gilding; engraved with a cartouche with the name Gasparus Seredi: L.B.D.N.F.A. 1688 around the arms. Marked for Kassa, which was then in northern Hungary ( now modern day Slovakia ); maker’s mark for Gregorius Bekessy II ( master in 1684 ) – see Koszeghy nr. 848.
The piece is 8.5 cms tall and weighs 4 ozs approx.