Beaker

English (London)
1605–06
Marked by GC


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 15.6 cm (6 1/8 in.); Diameter (of rim) 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.); Weight 300.5 gm (9 oz 13 dwt)

Accession Number

62.251

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The beaker rests on a spreading foot with complex molding, fluting, and, at the base of the cup, a stamped pattern of stars and ovals. The cup has high flaring sides, and an everted rim. It is chased and engraved around the rim with a band of strapwork enclosing foliage, acorns, and flowers. The body of the vessel is raised. The foot is cast in one piece with applied wire molding at the juncture with the body.

Markings

Near rim, maker'sm ark GC a mullet above and below (similar to Jackson, 1921, p. 110; rev. ed. 1989, p. 106); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter H

Provenance

Purchased from Firestone & Parson, Boston, by the MFA. (Accession date: March 14, 1962)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour