Tontine Cup

English (London)
1702–03
Marked by Peter Harache I (first mark entered 1698, free in 1682)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.); Diameter of rim: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.); Weight: 146.2 gm (4 oz 14 dwt)

Accession Number

35.1546

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The plain cup, raised from sheet, has a rounded base.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on side, the arms of Winstanley of Braunton, co. Leistershire.
INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside, a skull and crossbones within a circle, series of names, initials and dates, surrounded by the inscription: "I was your friend unto my end: your friend I was and so did dy. * Gratia Reg is floret Lex: Imperium & Libertas".

Markings

On rim, maker's mark HA (Grimwade 936);leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter g

Provenance

Sold Christie's, London, January 19, 1921, lot 11, purchased by Caldicott; Frederick Bradbury,[William E. Godfrey, New York], purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, 1925, Gift of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis