Cup

English (London)
1675–76
Marked by IR, possibly John Ruslen


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 6 cm (2 3/8 in.); Diameter (of rim) 7 cm (2 3/4 in.); Weight 102.1 gm (3 oz 6 dwt)

Accession Number

40.617

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The cup has a flat base, straight sides, and a slightly flared rim. The strap handle is ear-shaped, with a tapered end and a rounded, curved tailpiece.

Construction:
The cup was raised from a single sheet. The handle is formed. Below the pricked initials on the handle, traces of a former inscription are visible.

Inscription

Pricked on top of handle, *W.G*

Markings

On underside of base, maker's mark IR between rosettes a pellet between, rosettes above and below in an oval (Jackson, 1921, p. 132; rev. ed. 1989, p. 130) (struck twice); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter S

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: October 10, 1940)

Credit Line

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