Standing cup

English
1672–73
Marked by RS


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.); Diameter (of rim) 7 cm (2 3/4 in.); Weight 89.4 gm (2 oz 17 dwt)

Accession Number

35.1566

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The cup rests on a trumpet-shaped stem that is divided into six lobes with vertically chased lines. The body of the cup has flaring sides and is hexafoil in section. The trumpet-shaped stem is raised and chased. It is soldered at the top to an inverted spreading cone. The body of the vessel is raised and chased, with a let-in flat base that is soldered to the top of the inverted cone. This join has been repaired with soft solder.

Markings

On rim, leopard's head crowned, maker's mark RS between mullets (Jackson, 1921, p. 132; rev. ed. 1989, p. 128); lion passant; date letter P

Provenance

By 1929, Walter H. Willson, Ltd., London; 1929, sold by Walter H. Willson, Ltd. to Frank Brewer Bemis; 1935, bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis