The thick sides curve to a slightly dombed bottom with center point beneath. The rope-twisted wire handles were probably bent from their original form. It is mended at the handle, broken at the side opposite the markes.
Curdely chased lines form C/IE on bottom. Heavily chased and engraved H/IM on side. Hall scratched twice on bottom and 1790 three times.
RS/IS rose above in shaped punch
In 1772, owned by Jacob (b. 1749) and Mary Hall, Medford, Massachusetts, great-grandparents of the donor. (1) Descended to their son, Jacob (b. September 21, 1773) and his wife Mary; to Jacob II's sisters, Mary and Elizabeth Hall: thence to their grand-niece, Mary Elizabeth Lombard of Boston; 1913, given by Miss Lombard to the MFA. (Accession date: May 1, 1913 ) 1: The donor indicated that it was included "on the list of family silver dated 1790 . . . as 'Silver Cup marked upon the bottom C / I E & on the side H / I M with 2 twisted handles.'"
Gift of Miss Mary Elizabeth Lombard in memory of Mary Elizabeth Hall