Spout Cup with Cover

English (London)
1712–13
Marked by John East (first mark entered 1697)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 11 cm x W. 14.3 cm x D. 13.4 cm (4 5/16 x 5 5/8 x 5 1/4 in.); Weight: 232.5 gm (7 oz 9 dwt)

Accession Number

51.2a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The bell-shaped cup is formed from thin raised sheet and rests on a plain foot. A curved spout, formed from seamed sheet, is joined to the vessel’s center base. There are two ear-shaped handles, formed from molded wire. The removable, stepped, domed cover has a bezel and an applied wire ring at the center of the cover. The cup has been rehammered and polished.

Inscription

Engraved onunderside, D / M . G; engraved on cover, DG

Markings

Below rim, maker's mark EA (Grimwade 525)(repeated on bezel of cover); Britannia; lion's head erased(repeated on bezel of cover); date letter R

Provenance

1951, Roberto Ensko, New York; 1951, sold by Roberto Ensko to the MFA for $600. (Accession Date: January 11, 1951)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour