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Two-handled cup

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The cup rests on a flat base. The body has slightly flaring sides and is decorated on the lower third with a chased and embossed band of stylized acanthus leaves and flower buds. The engraved coat of arms on the front is surrounded by foliage. The ear-shaped handles terminate in a reverse curve...

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Inscription

Armorials: Engraved on the side of the cup, the arms of Wethered or Wetherid impaling Daderon, Levinge, or Levins, probably added in the early 18th century

Marks

On rim, maker's mark EI a pellet below in a heart-shaped shield (unrecorded); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter T

Provenance

Gift in memory of Dr. George Clymer, January 10, 1957.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Dr. George Clymer by his wife, Mrs. Clymer

English (London), 1676–77

  • Marked by Ei, Japanese
Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 7 cm (2 3/4 in.); W. 15.6 cm (6 1/8 in.); D. 11.9 cm (4 11/16 in.); Weight 138 gm (4 oz 9 dwt)

Accession Number

57.58

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver