Two-Handled Cup

English (London)
1713–14
Marked by Gabriel Sleath (1674–1756)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 12.4 cm x W. 20.9 cm (4 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.); Weight: 354.4 gm (11 oz 8 dwt)

Accession Number

35.1587

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The bell-shaped body, raised from sheet, is chased on the lower third with spiral fluting and foliate punches. A band of chased gadrooning around the shoulder of the cup is framed above and below with foliate punches. A scrolled and foliate cartouche with a ground of scales is chased on the front of the cup. The two cast handles are ear-shaped with scrolling termini.

Inscription

Engraved on underside, 1713; scratched N(?)o-288; also, aa-s / 62743; also, No-287; also, R4=.

Markings

Near rim, maker's mark SL (Grimwade 2569); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter s

Provenance

Walter H. Wilson, Ltd. London, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, March 29, 1923, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis