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The standing cup rests on a stepped and domed foot that is decorated on the flat section of the top with foliate outline. The stem is in the form of a cylinder with bands of molding and twisted wire at the top, bottom, and mid-section. The vessel is hemispherical with cut-card work covering...

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Provenance

November 17, 1955, anonymous sale ("the property of a gentleman"), Sotheby's, London, lot 160. 1960, John Hunt (b. 1900 - d. 1976), London and Dublin; 1960, sold by Hunt to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 1960)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1670–71

  • Possibly by IS
Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 26 cm (10 1/4 in.); diameter (lid) 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.); Weight 890 gm (28 oz 12 dwt)

Accession Number

60.944a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver