Antique silver goblets were most widely used up to the latter part of the seventeenth century, when they became less popular due to the use of glass in manufacturing.
At the time of George 111, sterling silver goblets regained some of their popularity. Georgian antique silver goblets were often designed in pairs, and some were even made to match silver wine ewers.
The earliest examples of silver goblets from Elizabethan times had either a shallow hemispherical bowl or a deep conical one, but in either case they were raised on a slender tapering stem atop a concave foot. These early examples are often profusely decorated.
In the seventeenth century the bowl became bucket shaped and these were normally raised on a baluster stem. Georgian silver goblets are more likely to have a neo-classical vase shape with a gadrooned edge to the foot, as seen in this pair by Henry Chawner (click here) . Rarer than these are those with a near egg-shaped bowl such as those displayed with this article, full details of which can be found by clicking here.
Campagna shaped bowls were most likely to be manufactured in the early nineteenth century. Victorian sterling silver goblets retained the neo-clasical vase shape but they were generally raised on more slender stems.
Whatever shape or style you might like, antique sterling silver goblets make superb gifts - perhaps a christening gift for a boy or certainly a twenty first birthday present. They would love you forever!