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The mug has a bulbous body, a straight ribbed neck, and an ear-shaped handle. It rests on a plain low foot. The body of the mug is raised; the ridges around the neck are incised. The foot ring, formed of a heavy piece of half-round wire, is applied. The handle is formed.

Inscription

Engraved on center of body, ATH in monogram, engraved on base, L over C*S

Marks

On underside of base, maker's mark ID three pellets above and a gerbe between pellets below (Jackson, 1921, p. 132; rev. ed. 1989, p. 130); leopard's head crowned; date letter L; lion passant

Provenance

Sir Andrew Noble, John Noble, and Michael Noble, sold Christie, Manson & Woods, London, March 28, 1962, lot 116 [Garrard & Co., London], purchased by the MFA for 380 British pounds. (Accession date: June 6, 1962)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1688–89

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 9.9 cm (3 7/8 in.); W. 13 cm (5 1/8 in.); D. 7.6 cm (3 in.); Weight 224.3 gm (7 oz 3 dwt)

Accession Number

62.509

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver