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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.

Inscription

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

Marks

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

Provenance

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

1767

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1980.490

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware