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Caudle cup

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Bulbous body, slightly flaring rim, stepped flat base, no center point. Lower body embossed with running design of flowers and foliage; pounced scrolls in open areas and short lines of graduted punches form upper edge. The concave neck is less planished than Dummer's plain caudle cups in the MFA....

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Inscription

Engraved H/R.M on bottom. Faint trace that different initials might be beneath.

Marks

ID fleur-de-lis below in heart twice on bottom and once on side

Provenance

1928, lent by Philip spalding; 1940, transfered to Mrs. Spalding; 1942, gift of Mrs. Spalding and children to MFA. (Accession date: April 9 and 16, 1942)

Credit Line

The Philip Leffingwell Spalding Collection—Given in his memory by Katharine Ames Spalding and Philip Spalding, Oakes Ames Spalding, and Hobart Ames Spalding

about 1680

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 10

Accession Number

42.229

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware