Two-handled cup

English
1657–58
Marked by IG


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 9 cm (3 9/16 in.); W. 20 cm (7 7/8 in.); D. 11.6 cm (4 9/16 in.); Weight 263.6 gm (8 oz 9 dwt)

Accession Number

35.1559

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Brown-Pearl Hall (Gallery LG35)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The cup rests on a low spreading foot. It has slightly flaring sides and a plain everted rim. The surface of the body is chased with a stylized pattern of flowers inside an arcade of pointed arches against a matted ground. In the center panel of the cup is an oval containing pounced initials and a date. On the inside base of the cup is a chased flower within a double dotted hexafoil and a circle. The S-shaped handles are modeled with scrolls. The body of the cup is raised and chased. The formed foot and cast handles are applied.

Inscription

Pounced on side of cup, MS/MK/1662

Markings

On rim, maker's mark IG a mullet below in a heart-shaped shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 127; rev. ed. 1989, p. 123); leopard's head crowned, lion passant; date letter v

Provenance

Until 1924, Eastbrook & Co., Boston; 1924, gift of Eastbrook & Co to Frank Brewer Bemis; 1935, bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis