Spout cup

Norfolk, probably Norwich
about 1649–83
Marked by TS or ST

Object Place: Europe, Norfolk, England


H. 12 cm (4 3/4 in.); W. 11 cm (4 5/16 in.); D. 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.); Weight 268.7 gm (8 oz 11 dwt)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View





The cup rests on a plain flat base with a straight-sided foot. The bulbous body of the jug narrows at the neck and has a wide straight rim incised with four lines. The plain cover is slightly domed. The strap handle is ear shaped with a serrated terminus; the thumbpiece is in the form of a lion’s mask. The curving tubular spout rises from the base of the cup at a right angle to the handle. The body of the pot is formed of three pieces: the raised main section, a seamed, straight-sided foot, and a let-in base. The seamed spout is applied to the base of the foot. The cover and strap handle are formed and the thumbpiece is cast.


On cover, feline mask; maker's mark TS or ST in monogram in a shaped shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 444; rev. ed. 1989, p. 337); capital roman G in a shaped shield, with a small trefoil below; fleur-de-lys


George Jacob Levine, Norwich, England [see note 1]. Until 1961, J. H. Barnes; November 29, 1961, Barnes and others sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, lot 117, to Thomas Lumley, Ltd., London [see note 2]; 1962, sold by Lumley to the MFA for £375. (Accession Date: September 19, 1962)

[1] Margaret Holland, "English Provincial Silver" (New York, 1971), p. 112. [2] That Lumley was the buyer is recorded in notes in the MFA curatorial file.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour