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Dram cup

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Shallow bowl, sides curve to stepped flat base. Center point in bowl. High scroll handles, wrought and chased in spirals and three upright lines, give the effect of twisted wire. Mended at each handle and twice on rim.

Inscription

Engraved on bottom --G-/-I+A-

Marks

IH star below in heart, RS sun above in shaped sheild (larger than IH mark)

Provenance

Rev. Joseph (Harvard College 1669) and Ann (Waldron) Gerrish, m. before 1673; by descent to Dr. Samuel Abbott Green; Nov 21, 1906, lent by Dr. Green to MFA; 1919, bequest of Dr. Green to MFA. (Accession date: Dec 4, 1919)

Credit Line

Bequest of Samuel Abbott Green

about 1670

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 6

Dimensions

Other (Base): 6.7cm (2 5/8in.)

Accession Number

19.1386

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware