Marked by Ei (Japanese Japanese)
Object Place: Europe, London, England
H. 7 cm (2 3/4 in.); W. 15.6 cm (6 1/8 in.); D. 11.9 cm (4 11/16 in.); Weight 138 gm (4 oz 9 dwt)
Medium or Technique
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The cup rests on a flat base. The body has slightly flaring sides and is decorated on the lower third with a chased and embossed band of stylized acanthus leaves and flower buds. The engraved coat of arms on the front is surrounded by foliage. The ear-shaped handles terminate in a reverse curve and have beaded decoration on the upper section. The cup is raised from a single sheet, and embossed and chased. The cast handles have been reattached. Four patched repairs are visible on the interior: two on the decorated band, one on the right handle, and one on the back rim.
Armorials: Engraved on the side of the cup, the arms of Wethered or Wetherid impaling Daderon, Levinge, or Levins, probably added in the early 18th century
On rim, maker's mark EI a pellet below in a heart-shaped shield (unrecorded); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter T
Gift in memory of Dr. George Clymer, January 10, 1957.
Gift in memory of Dr. George Clymer by his wife, Mrs. Clymer