early 15th century
Overall: 3.7 x 17.5 cm (1 7/16 x 6 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silver, partially gilded
Museum Council Gallery (Gallery 254)
# 11 in magic marker under foot
Maker's mark ascribed to the "Master of the Anjou Cross" struck on outer rim: key turned right, surmounted by a crowned fleur-de-lys and the cross of Anjou to the left.
Early 15th century, possibly Amaury d'Orgemont (b. about 1360 - d. 1400) and his wife, Marie de Paillart (b. about 1355 - d. after 1424), France [see note 1]. 19th century until about 2005, private collection, Switzerland. 2005, Alexander Rudigier, Ltd., London; 2005, sold by Rudigier to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2006)
 The two silver drinking vessels that form this pair (MFA accession nos. 2006.652 - 2006.653) were acquired with six cups (2006.642 - 2006.647) that bear the arms of Amaury d'Orgemont and Marie de Paillart, members of the court of Valois. It has been suggested that the objects share a history with a covered cup (2006.641) and four drinking vessels (2006.648 - 2006.651) acquired at the same time, perhaps beginning with Amaury d'Orgemont and his wife.
Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously and Frank B. Bemis Fund