Caudle cup (one of a pair)

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


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 10.1 x 17.5 cm, 0.3 kg (4 x 6 7/8 in., 0.66 lb.)

Accession Number

1991.497

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

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 near center point, with evidence of scribbled guidelines.

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