Unidentified artist, British, 17th century
Object Place: London, England, England
17 cm (6 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Raised bowl with center point having applied, flaring rim; raised stem and splayed base has drawn, molded foot. Applied molding at center of stem. Two circular repairs evident on inside of bowl near base, and appearing faintly on exterior. Another repair appears on the surface of the bowl after the engraved word “White”. Excess solder evident on underside of bowl around marks. Faint, scribed guide lines appear with engraved text.
"The Gift of Abraham White / to the Church of Christ in New=Town / in New England / 1731." engraved in script on body of vessel.
The two English hallmarks of the letter "a" within a shield and a leopard's head crowned are visible at the base of the cup; the remaining two marks are obscured.
1973, gift of the First Church of Newton, Mass. to the MFA.
"The Gift of Abraham White / to the Church of Christ in New=Town / in New England / 1731." engraved in script on body of vessel.For further information on ownrship, see p. ___ for entry on the First Church in Newton.
Gift of the First Church in Newton