Communion Cup

English (London)
Marked by AH

Object Place: Europe, London, England


H. 16.8 cm (6 5/8 in.); Diameter (of rim) 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.); Weight 232.5 gm (7 oz 10 dwt)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View





The cup rests on a stepped foot rising to a baluster stem with dentiled borders at each end and around the central knop. The body of the cup has tall straight sides, a flat base, and a flaring rim. There is a band of engraved foliage and strapwork around the center of the vessel. The body of the vessel is raised. The stem is formed of two raised sections, joined in the middle with a knop composed of three molded sections. The foot is raised, with an applied molded and stamped rim. The body of the cup appears to have been rehammered.


Near rim, maker's mark AH in a rectangle ( Jackson, 1921, p. 104; rev. ed. 1989, p. 100); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter u


Christie, Manson & Woods, London, December 9, 1913, lot 104, purchased by the Goldsmiths' and Silversmiths' Company, Ltd., London; Anonymous gift in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbout (1833–1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)