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Dram Cup

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Slightly tapering sides curving at base to depressed bottom (dented). Rope handles in scroll form, circular in section, have freestanding tips, lower tips flattened. Battered and one handle bend.

Inscription

Engraved IL on bottom

Marks

ID fleur-de-lis below in heart on side

Provenance

1917, lent by Philip spalding; 1924, returned; 1928, relent; 1940, transfered to Mrs. Spalding; 1942, gift of Mrs. Spalding and children to MFA. (Accession date: April 9 and 16, 1942)

Credit Line

The Philip Leffingwell Spalding Collection—Given in his memory by Katharine Ames Spalding and Philip Spalding, Oakes Ames Spalding, and Hobart Ames Spalding

1670–90

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 9

Dimensions

Uneven in height and diameter. Overall: 6.4cm (2 1/2in.) Base: 4.4cm (1 3/4in.)

Accession Number

42.228

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware