Two-handled cup

English (London)
1676–77
Marked by Ei (Japanese Japanese)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

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)

Accession Number

57.58

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

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.

Inscription

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

Markings

On rim, maker's mark EI a pellet below in a heart-shaped shield (unrecorded); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter T

Provenance

Gift in memory of Dr. George Clymer, January 10, 1957.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Dr. George Clymer by his wife, Mrs. Clymer