Standing cup

English
1664–65
Marked by PD


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 16.1 cm (6 5/16 in.); Diameter (of rim) 10.1 cm (4 in.); Weight 337.4 gm (10 oz 7 dwt)

Accession Number

1971.266

Medium or Technique

Silver gilt

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The cup rests on a trumpet-shaped stem with a stepped foot. The lower section of the foot is flat-chased with a patter of lobes containing stylized flowers against a matted ground. The bucket-shaped cup has a slightly flaring rim. The sides of the cup are chased with stylized flowers (poppy heads?) bunches of grapes within an arcade against a matted ground. The inside base of the cup is, decorated with a chased star against a matted ground. The body of the vessel is raised, chased, and matted. The stem is raised and similarly decorated. The gilding has been renewed and covers the interior of the foot. b a large area near the engraved coat of arms the gilding has been removed; the shadow of earlier engraving is still visible

Inscription

Armorials: Engraved on rim, under and earl's coronet, the arms of Sackville, Earls of Dorset; beneath an earl's coronet, the crest of Leeson, Earls of Milltown, both probably a later addition

Markings

On rim, maker's mark PD a cinquefoil below (similar to Jackson, 1921, p. 129; rev. ed. 1989, p. 125); leopard's head crowned; lion passant (repeated on underside of foot rim); date letter G

Provenance

Countess of Milltown, Russborough, Ireland, by descent to Colonel R. W. Chandos-Pole, Radburne Hall near Derby, sold Christie, Manson & Woods, London, July 1, 1914, lot 48; Major J. W. Chandos-Pole, sold Christie, Manson & Woods, London, March 31, 1971, lot 125 [S. J. Phillips, Ltd., London], purchased September 15, 1971, Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour