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Caudle Cup, miniature

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The bulbous body has a very slightly flaring rim with curved sides ornamented with four panels of flat chasing between a row of widely spaced dots above and more tightly spaced ones below. A third line of dots above the slightly stepped base is somewhat obliterated by repairs but can be seen...

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Engraved on bottom T/WD around center point. Added on neck the Wentworth arms and 1891 over Dorothea.


RS/IH in punches near handle on neck


Early history unknown; purchased by William H. Wentworth and engraved about 1891 for his daughter Mrs. James Stuart Smith (Dorothea Wentworth); 1920, lent by Mrs. Smith to MFA; 1958, gift of Mrs. Smith to MFA. (Accession date: Dec 11, 1958)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James Stuart Smith in memory of William H. Wentworth


Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 5

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Silver hollowware