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Two-handled covered cup

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Hurd's monumental, two-handled cups are among the masterpieces of Boston Baroque silver. This one was made for John Rowe and is beautifully engraved with his coat of arms. Graceful in stance and majestic in bearing, the cup presents a perfectly balanced composition of smooth surfaces and flowing...

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John Rowe (b. Exeter, England, November 27, 1715; emigrated 1735; d. 1787); m. Hannah Speakman (1725-1805), 1743; his nephew, John Rowe; his granddaughter, Mrs. Caleb Loring Cunningham (nee Anne Rowe), from whom it was purchased by the MFA in October 1936 for $5,500.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

About 1740–50

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 187


Overall: 34.3 x 30.5 x 21 cm (13 1/2 x 12 x 8 1/4 in.)

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Silver hollowware