Two-handled cup

English
1665–66
Marked by RP


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.); W. 13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.); Diameter (of rim) 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.); Weight 141.7 gm (4 oz 11 dwt)

Accession Number

35.1561

Medium or Technique

Metal

On View

Brown-Pearl Hall (Gallery LG35)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The bombé cup rests on a flat base. The lower half of the cup is chased with naturalistic flowers and leaves. The S-shaped handles are modeled with dolphins and foliage. The body of the cup is raised from a single sheet, embossed, and chased. The handles are cast and have been reattached.

Inscription

Pricked near rim, WO/1667/RO

Markings

On underside of base, maker's mark RP a pellet below in a plain shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 131; rev. ed. 1989, p. 128) (struck twice); date letter h; lion passant; leopard's head crowned

Provenance

William E. Godfrey, New York, NY; By 1935, sold by William E. Godfrey to Frank Brewer Bemis; 1935, bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis. (Accession date: November 7, 1935)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis