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Gold two-handled cup

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The bowl of the diminutive hand-wrought gold vessel is elliptical, with a fluted dot-punched rim. The scrolled handles are documented as having been cast in a cuttlefish mold, and the bowl is set on a foot with faint beading and a scalloped edge. This dish is in remarkably fine condition despite...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

“18 K G [in Gothic letter] GEBELEIN” struck on body near rim, to right of one handle.

Provenance

Descended in the family of silversmith George C. Gebelein to his son Arthur D. Gebelein and his grandchildren — Mrs. Eleanor Gebelein Greene, Mrs. Margaretha Gebelein Leighton, Mr. Ernest G. Gebelein — who donated it to the Museum.

Credit Line

Gift of the Family of George Christian Gebelein

about 1914

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

7.62 x 30.73 x 21.34 cm (3 x 12 1/8 x 8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1986.796

Medium or Technique

Gold, pearls

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Gold