Standing cup

Marked by PD

Object Place: Europe, London, England


H. 16.1 cm (6 5/16 in.); Diameter (of rim) 10.1 cm (4 in.); Weight 337.4 gm (10 oz 7 dwt)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver gilt

Not On View





The cup rests on a trumpet-shaped stem with a stepped foot. The lower section of the foot is flat-chased with a patter of lobes containing stylized flowers against a matted ground. The bucket-shaped cup has a slightly flaring rim. The sides of the cup are chased with stylized flowers (poppy heads?) bunches of grapes within an arcade against a matted ground. The inside base of the cup is, decorated with a chased star against a matted ground. The body of the vessel is raised, chased, and matted. The stem is raised and similarly decorated. The gilding has been renewed and covers the interior of the foot. b a large area near the engraved coat of arms the gilding has been removed; the shadow of earlier engraving is still visible


Armorials: Engraved on rim, under and earl's coronet, the arms of Sackville, Earls of Dorset; beneath an earl's coronet, the crest of Leeson, Earls of Milltown, both probably a later addition


On rim, maker's mark PD a cinquefoil below (similar to Jackson, 1921, p. 129; rev. ed. 1989, p. 125); leopard's head crowned; lion passant (repeated on underside of foot rim); date letter G


Countess of Milltown, Russborough, Ireland, by descent to Colonel R. W. Chandos-Pole, Radburne Hall near Derby, sold Christie, Manson & Woods, London, July 1, 1914, lot 48; Major J. W. Chandos-Pole, sold Christie, Manson & Woods, London, March 31, 1971, lot 125 [S. J. Phillips, Ltd., London], purchased September 15, 1971, Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour