Fine English silver Georgian Christening Cup

£324.00 £179.00

The baby who receives a Christening Cup on the day of his or her Baptism is receiving something more than a simple cup, he (or she) is receiving a Christening gift that reflects fundamental beliefs and traditions.

The presentation of sterling silver Christening gifts has been a tradition stretching back to Roman times, perhaps even before. Silver eggcups, spoons, napkin rings and cutlery all appear in greater numbers in the Victorian era, but the most popular gift of the Christening Cup has assumed a greater religious significance. From the concept of plenty—‘My Cup Runneth Over’ in Psalm 23, to the cup of judgement and obligation in Christ’s words in Gethsemane—’Let this cup pass from me’—the cup itself has a resonance throughout Christian tradition.

The Georgian Cup is a particularly fine style of Christening Cup, and is handmade in England in time-honoured style by the craftsmen at L J Millington. This classic piece is hand-finished to the highest quality before being fully hallmarked at the Birmingham Assay Office. It is presented in a satin-lined presentation case and can be engraved to your direction.

RRP £324. CCUK £179.

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