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Standing cup (copa)

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A standing silver cup with a capacious bowl decorated with a flat, projecting molding set atop a baluster stem and a stepped base. As with most colonial Latin American silver of this type, the cup was originally held together with a central bolt connecting the stem, base, and bowl. During an old...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

None.

Provenance

Unearthened in St. Augustine, Florida, in 1879; 5 October 1880, lent by William H. Keith; 21 August 1928, made a gift to the MFA in memory of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Keith.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Keith

Spanish Colonial, about 1750–1800

Object Place

Probably Guatemala

Dimensions

Overall: 19 x 10.5 cm (7 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

28.466

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware