Spout Cup

about 1680
Jeremiah Dummer (American, 1645–1718)

Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 12


Overall: 12.4 x 7.8 cm (4 7/8 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


On View

Manning House (Gallery LG36)




Silver hollowware

Globular body, cylindrical neck with incised lines top and bottom, on small molded foot rim. Molded strap handle at right angles to spout, broad at base over small hole, curved tubular tip. Flat stepped cover, incised lines on wide flange; turned finial broad at base. Slight repair indicates a ring for missing chain

Spout cups were often utilized by invalids and children, who used the spout as a straw.


C / SE on bottom, 1680 added on side


ID fleur-de-lis below in heart on bottom and side


Initials are for Stephen and Elizabeth (Randall) Codman, m 1674. (1)By descent to Lady Gilbert Carter (Gertrude Parker); gift to her cousin Stephen Russell Hurd Codman and his wife Mary J (Sullivan) Codman; by inheritance to their daughter, Mrs. Eugene C Eppinger; 1963, gift of Mrs. Eppinger to the MFA. (Accession date: March 20, 1963)

1: Stephen Codman, m. Elizabeth Randall, 1674; their son John (1696-1755), m. Parnell Foster; their son John (d. 1792) m. Abigail Asbury; their son John (d. 1803); his son John (d. 1847); his son John (d. 1900); his daugter Mary m. Francis V. Parker; their daughter Gertrude, m. Sir Gilbert Carter.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Eugene C. Eppinger in memory of Stephen R.H. and Mary J. Codman