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Two-handled cup and cover

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The cup tests on a low spreading foot that is chased with acanthus leaves. The body of the cup is of a slightly flared shape with a flat bottom. It is chased embossed overall with lobate ornament suggesting masks and foliage. Each S-shaped handle has a scrolled terminus and is surmounted by...

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Provenance

March 24, 1960, sold at Sotheby & Co., London, lot 41. 1960, sold by Thomas Lumley, Ltd., London, to the MFA for £1,050. (Accession date: May 11, 1960)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), about 1665

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.); W. 11.6 cm (4 9/16 in.); Diameter (of rim) 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.); Weight 271 gm (8 oz 13 dwt)

Accession Number

60.534a-b

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Gold