Eidgenössisches Schützenfest Sterling Chalice
For our upcoming September 21st auction, we have this exquisite chalice from the annual Eidgenössisches Schützenfest, a marksmanship competition in Switzerland. This is indeed a “shooting cup” or a medal given to the winner of the important national competition.
DESCRIPTION: A sterling chalice from the Eidgenössisches Schützenfest in Zurich, 1872. Features an embossed figure leaning on a crossbow along with embossed banner backed by two crossed rifles. Finished with hand chased scrolling foliage motif decoration. Marked with maker’s mark of “A. Fries” a Swiss Silversmith, and embossed:”Eidgenössisches Schützenfest in Zurich 1872″
CIRCA: 19th Ct.
This piece will be featured in our upcoming September 21st auction and is now available for bids on liveauctioneers.com and invaluable.com.
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