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The raised straight-sided mug, with center point on bottom, is in the shape of a tapered cylinder with a shallow multiple-stepped base molding and an applied molded rim. The plain, seamed S-scrolled handle has a simple thumbgrip and upturned terminus, with an air vent below. An oval section is...

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Inscription

Inscribed "W / I S" in roman letters on base of vessel above center point.

Marks

To left of handle is stamped "I E" over a device, within a crowned, shaped shield.

Provenance

The cup was made for Jacob Wendell (1691 – 1761) and Sarah Oliver (1696 – 1762) of Boston, m. 1714. Subsequent ownership unknown until acquired in the twentieth century by the donor. For more information on the Wendell, Jackson, and Holmes families in which its mate descended, see Buhler 1972, catalogue nos. 86 and 34.

Credit Line

Gift of the Wunsch Foundation, Inc.

about 1714

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

11.1 x 13.6 x 7.8 cm (4 3/8 x 5 3/8 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1982.800

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware