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Two-handled cup and cover

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The cup is of bombé shape and rests on a low modeled foot. The two high car-shaped handles are in the form of intertwined serpents. The body of the cup is embossed overall with abstract auricular patterns incorporating grotesque masks and faces. The removable cover has an irregular outline...

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Armorials: Engraved on the rim, the arms and crest of Evelyn impaling another


Possibly John Evelyn (b. 1620 - d. 1706) and his wife, Mary Browne, London. 1963, sold by John Hunt (b. 1900 - d. 1976) London and Dublin, to the MFA for £2,800. (Accession Date: September 18, 1963)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

probably English (London), about 1660

Object Place

Probably London, England


H. 20 cm (7 7/8 in.); W. 19.1 cm ( 7 1/2 in.); D. 14.3 cm (5 5/8 in.); Weight 855.4 gm (27 oz 10 dwt)

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