A Victorian Royal Presentation Silver Beaker for Prince Alexander. This beaker would appear to be a 2nd birthday present, as it is dated 23rd November 1888.
Sir Alexander Albert Mountbatten, GCB, GCVO, 1st Marquess of Carisbrooke, 1st Earl of Berkhamsted, 1st Viscount Launceston, formerly HH Prince Alexander of Battenberg was born on 23rd November 1886 and died in 1960. He was the eldest son of Prince Henry of Battenberg (1858-1896) and Princess Beatrice (1857-1944), the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria.
He served for six years in the Royal Navy before joining the Grenadier Guards where he was wounded and mentioned in dispatches during the First World War. In 1917 due to anti German sentiment in Britain the royal family changed their name to Windsor, from Saxe-Coburg & Gotha. Alexander gave up his status as Prince and became known as Sir Alexander Mountbatten, a translation of Battenburg. In 1917 Alexander was created Marquess of Carisbrooke, Earl of Berkhamsted & Viscount Launceston.
Hallmarked and part marked on three sections of the ridges and the base for London 1863 by Abraham Brownett. The screw off base ring is not hallmarked.
In good condition with slightly misshapen top rim, light pressure marks, high surface wear and a split repair to the top rim. The beaker is of collapsible form, but does not collapse. The beakers holds around 200 ml and does not leak. Some fire scale (clouding) to the silver.
Approximate weight is 149 grams or 4.7 troy ounces.
Approximate dimensions are 8 cm height and 7 cm top tim diameter.