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The cup rests on a slightly conical foot that has a stamped fluted border and flat-chased decoration in a rayed patter emanating from the juncture of the stem. The U-shaped cup is supported on a tall baluster stem. A flat-chased pattern on the underside of the cup echoes the decoration on the...

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Engraved on underside of foot, .I.W. .I.F.


On rim, date letter P; lion passant; leopard's head crowned, maker's mark HB conjoined a star below (Jackson, 1921, p. 113, rev. ed. 1989, p. 109)


Purchased from Firestone & Parson, Boston, to the MFA for $9,000 with object 62.168. (Accession date: February 14, 1962)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1612–13

Object Place

London, England


H. 17.3 cm (6 13/16 in.); Diameter (of rim) 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.); Weight 186.2 gm (5 oz 18 dwt)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, parcel gilt