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Miniature two-handled covered cup

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The covered cup has applied C-scroll handles, a bulbous body with gadrooning on the bottom half, and a two-tiered spool-form foot. The domed lid has ornamental chasing and an urn finial.

Inscription

None.

Marks

"HOWARD / HOWARD [double struck] / STERLING" struck on inside of trumpet foot

Provenance

Arthur and Elizabeth Bent Stone estate to their companion Annie E. Priest (1872-1972)l by descent to Alma Bent (about 1921-92), Stone cousin; 1979, gift of Alma Bent to the MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Alma Bent

1895–97

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

5.5 x 4.6 x 2.3 cm (2 3/16 x 1 13/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1979.190a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware