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Two-handled Cup and Cover

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The bell-shaped body rests on a domed, stepped foot with a gadrooned rim that is constructed of cast and raised sections. The body was raised from heavy sheet. A molded wire divides the body at the midsection. The lower half is decorated with cast and chased steps against a matted ground. The...

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Engraved in cartouche on one side, initials HF in double cipher; engraved in cartouche on other side, "The TRUSTEES in Acknowledgment of the Judgment Integrity & Conduct of Mr. H Flitcroft in Designing and Building the Parish Church of St GILES'S in the Fields have Presented him with this Cup. 1734"; scratched on under side of base, 138=2


On underside of cup, maker's mark PC (similar to Grimwade 2143a); lion passant (repeated on bezel of cover); leopard's head crowned (repeated on bezel of cover); date letter S (repeated on bezel of cover).


Presented to Henry Flitcroft in 1734; purchased by Ogden Mills Bishop by descent to his great-nephew, James Peabody, Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. Gift of Mrs. James Peabody to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 10, 1978)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour and Gift of Mrs. James Peabody

English (London), 1733 or 1734

Object Place

London, England


37.1 x 34.9 x 21.3 cm (14 5/8 x 13 3/4 x 8 3/8 in.) Weight: 4,280.2 gm (137 oz 13 dwt)

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