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Communion Cup

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The cup rests on a stepped foot rising to a baluster stem with dentiled borders at each end and around the central knop. The body of the cup has tall straight sides, a flat base, and a flaring rim. There is a band of engraved foliage and strapwork around the center of the vessel. The body of...

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Marks

Near rim, maker's mark AH in a rectangle ( Jackson, 1921, p. 104; rev. ed. 1989, p. 100); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter u

Provenance

Christie, Manson & Woods, London, December 9, 1913, lot 104, purchased by the Goldsmiths' and Silversmiths' Company, Ltd., London; Anonymous gift in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbout (1833–1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

English (London), 1577–78

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 16.8 cm (6 5/8 in.); Diameter (of rim) 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.); Weight 232.5 gm (7 oz 10 dwt)

Accession Number

33.61

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver