Jeremiah Dummer (American, 1645–1718)
Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Buhler, 1972, No. 11
Overall: 8.1 x 9.8 cm (3 3/16 x 3 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Brown-Pearl Hall (Gallery LG35)
Flaring lip. bulbous sides, flat depressed bottom with narrow (added) moulded baseband. Slight repairs inside. Cast scroll handles with slight ornament.
This cup was made for caudle, a drink of warm ale or wine mixed with bread, eggs, and thin gruel; sweetened with sugar; and flavored with spices. Caudle often was prepared for the sick and women in childbirth.
Engraved G/ BS on bottom
ID fleur-de-lis below in heart on bottom and side
Ada Mark * A14641
1917, lent by Philip spalding; 1924, returned; 1928, relent; 1940, transfered to Mrs. Spalding; 1942, gift of Mrs. Spalding and children to MFA. (Accession date: April 9 and 16, 1942)
The Philip Leffingwell Spalding Collection—Given in his memory by Katharine Ames Spalding and Philip Spalding, Oakes Ames Spalding, and Hobart Ames Spalding