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Communion cup

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The cup rests on a molded base that has a stamped foliate pattern on the domed section and an ovolo pattern above. The stem is hexagonal in section and spool shaped in profile and has a central knop with a scroll pattern in low relief. The low bowl has gently sloping sides and hit-and-miss...

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Inscription

Engraved around rim, FOR THE KIRKE OF HADINTOVNE* 1645

Marks

On rim of bowl and on base of stem, maker's mark PB a crown above a heart below in a shaped shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 499; rev. ed. 1989, p. 542); Edinburgh town mark; deacon's mark of Adam Lamb AL conjoined (Jackson, 1921, p. 498; rev. ed. 1989, p. 542)

Provenance

Kirk Session, St. Mary Hadington, sold Sotheby & Co., London, November 30, 1972, lot 113-114, purchased from S. J. Shrubsole, New York, April 11, 1973, Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1645

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 23.1 cm (9 1/8 in.); Diameter (of rim) 21.1 cm (8 5/16 in.); Weight 975.3 gm ( 31 oz 7 dwt)

Accession Number

1973.172

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver