Two-Handled Cup and Cover

English (London)
1663–64
Marked by PD


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.); W. 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.) Diameter (of rim) 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.); Weight 441.3 gm (14 oz 3 dwt)

Accession Number

33.68a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The cup is bombé in shape and rests on a plain flat base. The domed cover fits over the rim of the cup, resting on two applied strips at the top of the scroll-shaped handles. The spool-shaped finial has a broad flat top engraved with a crest in mantling.

Construction:
The body of the vessel is raised from a single sheet; the cast handles are applied. The cover is raised. The finial is constructed of two pieces.

Inscription

Armorials: Engraved on front of cup, repeated on the cover, the arms and crest of Yong of Medhurst, Sussex

Inscriptions: Pounced on side of cup (very worn), YAM; scratched on base, RBJ, IY (repeated), 1663

Markings

On base of cup, repeated on outside edge of cover, maker's mark PD, three pellets above, a cinquefoil below in a plain shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 129; rev. ed. 1989, p. 125); date letter f; lion passant; leopard's head crowned

Provenance

Lord Wavertree by 1929; Anonymous Gift in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833–1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)