Standing cup

English
1618–19
Unidentified artist, British, 17th century


Object Place: London, England, England

Dimensions

17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1973.24

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Europe

Classifications

Silver hollowware

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.

Inscription

"The Gift of Abraham White / to the Church of Christ in New=Town / in New England / 1731." engraved in script on body of vessel.

Markings

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Gift of the First Church in Newton