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Two-handled Cup and Cover

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The cup, raised from heavy sheet, is in the form of an inverted bell resting on a molded, gadrooned foot that is assembled from three cast sections. Around the lower section of the cup, a cut-card border is applied, with eight foliate straps separated by trefoils. The two ear-shaped handles,...

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ARMORIALS: engraved on side and cover, the crest of Brodrick of Midleton, co. Cork. INSCRIPTIONS: engaved on underside, 95=00.


On underside of cup and on top of cover, maker's mark TB( Bennett, p. 176, no. 479) in monogram in a shaped shield (Jackson, p.608); harp crowned; date letter K.


Lady Mary Carbery, Castle Freke, co. Cork, sold Sotheby's, London, March 2, 1921, lot 53; G.W. Panter, Esq., Dublin, sold Sotheby's, London, July 18, 1929, lot 61, purchased by the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company, London, sold to Richard C. Paine, Boston, Gift of Richard C. Paine to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 6, 1930)

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Gift of Richard C. Paine

Irish (Dublin), 1694–96

Object Place

Dublin, Ireland


H. 30.5 cm x W. 34.2 cm x D. 22 cm (12 x 13 7/16 x 8 11/16 in.); Weight: 2,913 gm (93 oz 13 dwt)

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