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Caudle cup (one of four)

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Raised, plain, gourd-shaped vessel with flaring rim, flanked by two cast, scrolled handles.

Inscription

Engraved in shaded roman letters "M : Church Plate" below center point.

Marks

Marked "I C" over a fleur-de-lis within a heart-shaped punch, on base near center point and on body between handles.

Provenance

1911, lent by the First Church in Malden to the MFA; 1991, Gift of the First Church in Malden, Congregational to the MFA. (Accession date: June 26, 1991)

Credit Line

Gift of the First Church in Malden, Congregational

about 1680

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

10.5 x 17.8 x 11.8 cm (4 1/8 x 7 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1991.495

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware