The tall raised beaker has an inverted bell form, with a stepped and splayed foot and applied foot ring.
On body of cup, below lip, is engraved "The Gift of Miss Abigal [sic] Parker / to the Church of Christ in Newton / 1768." Scribed guide lines for engraver are faintly visible.
Marked "S [pellet] M" in roman letters within a rectangle, below center point.
The donor, Abigail Parker (about 1690 – 1767), was the daughter of Isaac and Mary (Parker) Parker. Her will, dated April 7, 1767, and proved May 5, 1767, provided £5 6s. 3d. “for some utensil for the use of said Church,” presumably this beaker. 1973, gift of the First Church of Newton, Mass. to the MFA.
Gift of the First Church in Newton