Beaker (one of a pair)
Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Overall: 14.6 x 10.3 cm (5 3/4 x 4 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Burton A. Cleaves Gallery (Gallery LG27)
This raised inverted bell-shaped beaker rises from a small mold-drawn foot ring and flares outward at applied molded rim. Imperfections from the latter are evident inside rim. A center point is evident on the bottom.
Engraved "A Gift to Mr Holyoke's Church / Marble=head / 1716" in script on body of vessel.
Marked "IC" crowned above a coney, all within a shield, above inscription and on bottom of beaker.
Ada Mark * F3860 (body), F3861
The Second Congregational Church in Marblehead, Massachusetts (later called the Unitarian Universalist Church in Marblehead); 1984, purchased by the MFA from the church. (Accession date: June 13, 1984)
Museum purchase with funds donated by a friend of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture and the Mary S. and Edward Jackson Holmes Fund