Standing cup, one of a pair

1817
Unidentified artist (Swedish)


Object Place: Probably Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

18.9 cm (7 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1980.488

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Tall, raised bowl having concave sides that revert to gourd-shaped base and soldered to tall stem with baluster and applied molding, below which is splayed, stepped foot with foot ring. One small repair inside lip (1980.488).

Inscription

Both cups engraved "First / CHURCH OF CHRIST / in / Medfield" in alternating script and shaded roman capitals; "1817" inside foot.

Markings

None

Provenance

Acquired by the First Church of Christ, Medfield, in 1817. 1980, gift of the First Church Parish, Unitarian, Medfield to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of the First Church Parish, Unitarian, Medfield, in memory of Virginia Hagberg McQuillan