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Covered vessel with pendant chain [mate cup?]

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Coconut shell mounted in silver: Rim with engraved border, three hinged straps to base with engraved border, "D I 1745," and ball finial. Domed cover, silver gilt, repousse decoration, gilt disc inside with coat of arms and "Dioszegi Istuana 1740." Suspended by three fine-link...

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Inscription

On lower silver section, engraved "D * I * 1743." Inside the lid is a gold (?) disc engraved with an elaborate coat of arms and the words "DI OSZEGI ISTVANA" around the top perimeter. Flanking the shield is "1 [?] 7 / 4 0"

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen Graves, Mrs. Samuel Cabot and Mrs. Roger Ernst in memory of their father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund P. Graves

possibly German of Anglo Saxon,

Dimensions

23 x 6.3 cm (9 1/16 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

29.796

Medium or Technique

Silver, gourd

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver