Covered vessel with pendant chain [mate cup?]

possibly German of Anglo Saxon
Unidentified artist


23 x 6.3 cm (9 1/16 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, gourd

Not On View





Coconut shell mounted in silver: Rim with engraved border, three hinged straps to base with engraved border, “D I 1745,” and ball finial. Domed cover, silver gilt, repousse decoration, gilt disc inside with coat of arms and “Dioszegi Istuana 1740.” Suspended by three fine-link chains.


On lower silver section, engraved "D * I * 1743." Inside the lid is a gold (?) disc engraved with an elaborate coat of arms and the words "DI OSZEGI ISTVANA" around the top perimeter. Flanking the shield is "1 [?] 7 / 4 0"

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen Graves, Mrs. Samuel Cabot and Mrs. Roger Ernst in memory of their father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund P. Graves