Caudle cup

about 1728
John Burt (American, 1692/93–1745/46)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 10.3 x 17.1 cm, 0.3 kg (4 1/16 x 6 3/4 in., 0.66 lb.)

Accession Number

1991.498

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Manning House (Gallery LG36)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

This two raised and undecorated gourd-shaped vessels has a flaring rim. Two cast scrolled handles are affixed at rim and sides.

Inscription

Engraved in shaded roman letters "M+ Church Plate 1728" on base, with evidence of scribed guide lines.

Markings

Marked "I. BURT" within a shaped rectangle on base above center point.

Provenance

1991, Gift of the First Church in Malden, Congregational.

Credit Line

Gift of the First Church in Malden, Congregational