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Beaker

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The beaker has a flat base with a molded foot and slightly flaring side with an everted rim. It is embossed with acanthus leaves along the base and inverted tulip dangling from a horizontal band of foliage below the rim. The beaker is raised and chased. The drawn wire molding is applied the base.

Inscription

Pricked on side of beaker, indecipherable initials, 1680

Marks

On underside of base, indistinct maker's mark, probably TE in monogram, a coronet above in a shaped shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 137; rev. ed. 1989, p. 135); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter B

Provenance

Lieutenant General Sir Charles Craufurd Fraser. April 21, 1869, Christie's, Manson & Woods, London, lot 145, sold to Spink & Son, London. Arthur Bateman. June 28, 1907, Christie's, Manson & Woods, London, lot 78. By 1924, William E. Godfrey, New York; 1924, sold by Godfrey to Frank Brewer Bemis; 1935, bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

English, 1679–80

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 10.2 cm (4 in.); Diameter (of rim) 9.4 cm (3 11/16 in.); Weight 161.6 gm (5 oz 4 dwt)

Accession Number

35.1569

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver