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The cup rests on a flaring hexafoil base with molded lower rim. One face of the base is engraved with the crucifixion. The baluster stem has three angels' heads applied to the central knop. The cup has a flat base, slightly flaring sides, and a gilt interior. The cup is composed of three...

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On rim and on underside of foot, maker's mark IH in a heart-shaped shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 135; rev. ed. 1989, p. 133)


1962, Thomas Lumley, Ltd., London; 1962, sold by Lumley to the MFA for £350. (Accession Date: September 19, 1962)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), about 1650–70

Object Place

London, England


H. 13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.); Diameter (of base) 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.); Weight 176.5 gm (5 oz 13 dwt)

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Medium or Technique

Silver, parcel gilt