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Two-handled cup and cover

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The cup rests on a low flaring foot ring. The shape of the cup is flattened sphere. The body of the vessel is chased on the lower third with a stylized pattern of leaves against a matted ground. The two cast handles are C-shaped, with caryatid figures and scrolls. The cover fits tightly over...

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Inscription

Pounced on side of cup, W over IE

Marks

On base of cup and on outside rim of cover, maker's mark WC in a clipped rectangle (Jackson, 1921, p. 128; rev. ed. 1989, p. 124); leopard's head crowned; date letter v; lion passant (repeated on knop of cover); on foot rim, maker's mark -R (indecipherable); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter q for 1633

Provenance

St. Andrew's Castle, Bury St. Edmunds [see note 1]. William E. Godfrey, New York; 1928, sold by William E. Godfrey to Frank Brewer Bemis; 1935, bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935) Notes: [1] This has not been verified.

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

English, 1657–58

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 12.7 cm (5 in.); W. 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.); Diameter (of rim) 13 cm (5 1/8 in.); Weight 636.5 gm (20 oz 8 dwt)

Accession Number

35.1558a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver