Two-Handled Cup

English (London)
1717–18
Marked by William Fleming (free 1695)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 8.1cm x W.15.5 cm x D. 9.3 cm (3 3/16 x 6 1/8 x 3 11/16 in.) Weight: 181.4 gm (5 oz 17 dwt)

Accession Number

1984.185

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The bell-shaped body, raised from sheet, is chased on the lower half with spiral fluting and pellet punched. Around the midsection is a band of chased gadrooning, with rows of pellet, half-circular, and foliate punched below and above. On the front is a chased cartouche of foliate scrolls and scales. The two cast ear-shaped handles have beading along the edges and scrolling termini.

Inscription

Engraved on underside, "In Recognition of Her Fruitful Devotion to the Art of American Goldsmiths. Kathryn C. Buhler. Museum of Fine A rts Boston 1966"

Markings

On underside, maker's mark FL (Grimwade 694); date letter B; lion's head erased; Britannia.

Provenance

Gift of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to Kathryn C. Buhler, 1966, Gift of Mrs. Yves Henry Buhler to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 9, 1984)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Yves Henry Buhler