Caudle Cup, miniature

about 1695
John Edwards (American, about 1671–1746)

Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 77

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


On View

Manning House (Gallery LG36)




Silver hollowware

Bowl with twisted scroll handles, and twisted base. Four panels of pounced decoration.


ES/ 1770 on bottom


Made for (1) Elizabeth Smith (1726-1786); by descent to her great-niece Elizabeth H Smith (1843-1911); 1910, lent by Miss Smith to the MFA; 1911, transfered to her great neices Rose and elizabeth Townsend; 1956, gift of Misses Townsend to the MFA. (Accession date: Oct 11 1956)

1: The initials are for the granddaughter of the goldsmith, Elizabeth Storer (1726-1786), m. Isaac Smith; the date, the birth of their sixth child (and third of the name) Elizabeth (1770-1849), who married but died without issue.

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Rose and Elizabeth Townsend