The bombé cup rests on a flat base. The lower half of the cup is chased with naturalistic flowers and leaves. The S-shaped handles are modeled with dolphins and foliage. The body of the cup is raised from a single sheet, embossed, and chased. The handles are cast and have been reattached.
Pricked near rim, WO/1667/RO
On underside of base, maker's mark RP a pellet below in a plain shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 131; rev. ed. 1989, p. 128) (struck twice); date letter h; lion passant; leopard's head crowned
William E. Godfrey, New York, NY; By 1935, sold by William E. Godfrey to Frank Brewer Bemis; 1935, bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis. (Accession date: November 7, 1935)
Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis