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Two-Handled Cup and Cover

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The raised bell-shaped body rests on a domed, stepped foot. The foot is raised in several sections and chased with a broad band of basket weave. There is a heavy wire foot rim. The smooth body of the cup is divided at the middle by a horizontal molded wire. Above it are applied cast lambrequins,...

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Inscription

ARMORIALS: on one side, Royal Arms and Cipher of George I; on other side, arms of Edgcumbe differenced with a crescent for George Edgcumbe (1720-1795), second surving son of Richard, first baron Edgcumbre of Mount Edgcumbre (1680-1758)

Marks

On underside of foot, maker's mark SM (Grimwade 2588); leopard's head crowned (repeated on underside of cover); lion passant (repeated on underside of cover); date letter F(repeated on underside of cover).

Provenance

HRH Duke of Kent, sold Sotheby's, London, June 26, 1975, lot 63; S.J. Shrubsole, Corp., New York, purchased September 10, 1975, Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: September 10, 1975)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1721–22

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

33.5 x 32.2 x 18 cm (13 3/16 x 12 11/16 x 7 1/16 in.) Weight: 2.579.9 gm (82 oz 19 dwt)

Accession Number

1975.361a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver