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Communion cup and paten cover

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The domed foot stands on a plain molded rim. The spool-shaped stem has a molded knop with hit-and-miss engraving and a border of stamped dentils at the top and bottom. The body of the cup has a slightly flaring rim and is engraved around the middle with an inscription and around the rim with...

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Inscription

Engraved around side of cup, POCULUM ECLESIE DE MELINE; engraved on top of paten, 1577

Marks

On side of cup and on dome of cover, four ovals (Jackson, rev. ed. 1989, p. 513)

Provenance

By 1911, H.D. Ellis. March 28,1923, William E. Godfrey, New York (dealer) sold 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

Welsh (Carmarthen), 1577

Object Place

Carmarthen, Wales

Dimensions

H. 18.2 cm (7 3/16 in.); Diameter 8 cm (3 1/8 in.); Weight 223.6 gm (7 oz 7 dwt)

Accession Number

35.1548

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver