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Caudle cup (one of a pair)

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This two raised and undecorated gourd-shaped vessels has a flaring rim. Two cast scrolled handles are affixed at rim and sides.

Inscription

Engraved in shaded roman letters "M + Church Plate . 1728" on base near center point, with evidence of scribbled guidelines.

Marks

Marked "I.BURT" within a shaped rectangle on base above center point.

Provenance

1991, Gift of the First Church in Malden, Congregational.

Credit Line

Gift of the First Church in Malden, Congregational

about 1728

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 10.1 x 17.5 cm, 0.3 kg (4 x 6 7/8 in., 0.66 lb.)

Accession Number

1991.497

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware