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Wine Cup (one of a pair)

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The inverted bell-shape vessel rests above a small baluster stem and has a splayed, slightly domed foot with foot ring. The border of the elliptical cartouche is decorated with a wavy line that contains an alternating dot-and-leaf pattern.


Within an ellipse on bowl is engraved "The Gift of / Eleazer Bullard / To the Church:of:Christ / in / Medfeild" in script.


Stamped between rim of cup and inscription with "Z [four-pointed star] B" in roman letters with in a rectangle.


18th century, funds provided to the church through the bequest of Eleazer Bullard (1676-1753) of Medfield, son of Benjamin Bullard of Sherman, Massachusetts; 1980, gift of the First Church Parish, Unitarian, Medfield to the MFA. 1William S. Tilden, ed., The History of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts, 1650-1886, (Boston: George H. Ellis, Pub., 1887), p. 331.

Credit Line

Gift of the First Church Parish, Unitarian, Medfield, in memory of Virginia Hagberg McQuillan

Standing Cup


Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts


Overall: 16.5 x 9.5 cm, 0.23 kg (6 1/2 x 3 3/4 in., 0.51 lb.)

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Medium or Technique





Silver hollowware