Jeremiah Dummer, American, 1645–1718 American
Overall: 7.9 x 8.1 cm (3 1/8 x 3 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Brown-Pearl Hall (Gallery LG35)
Bulbous body, slightly flaring rim, stepped flat base, no center point. Lower body embossed with running design of flowers and foliage; pounced scrolls in open areas and short lines of graduted punches form upper edge. The concave neck is less planished than Dummer's plain caudle cups in the MFA. Cast handles, the upper halves tightly scrolled at the joining, have bird's head shoulders swallowing lower sections, with midway scroll and upturned birds' heads on lower tips (both bird necks looking more scaled than feathered). One handle almost broken from neck.