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Two-Handled Cup

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The bell-shaped body, raised from sheet, is chased on the lower third with spiral fluting framed by semicircular and star punches. A band of gadrooning encircles the body at its midsection. The two cast ear-shaped handles have beaded foliate scrolls.

Inscription

Engraved on underside, B / R * E

Marks

Near handle, maker's mark CO (Grimwade 382); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter B

Provenance

Brooks Reed Gallery, Inc., Boston, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, April 1, 1921, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

English (London), 1697–98

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 7.4 cm x W. 13.4 cm x D. 8.3 cm (2 15/16 x 5 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.); Weight: 119.1 gm (3 oz 16 dwt)

Accession Number

35.1574

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver