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Bowl has a very slight flare at rim, straight sides, lower part spirally gadrooned with chased dots and curves outlining upper edge of gadrooning. Base plain beyond applied disc with smaller disc ag junction of turned stem, two spool forms (lower obviously seamed) above pear-shaped baluster,...

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Ex dono / Mr. Joshua & / Mrs. Hanna / Bangs / To The Church of Eastham / 1700.


ID fleur-de-lis below in heart on side below crack, at left of engraving, and on foot


Joshua Bangs (d. 1709/10), m. Hannah Scudder; to the Church of Eastham, Massachusetts; presumably when Easthem and Orleans became separate towns, the cup was returned to the Bangs' descendants. Cup purchased from decendent Misses Stearns in November 1937 for $3,000 with funds provided by Hebart Ames through Philip L. Spalding.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift


Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 23

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Silver hollowware