Toy Caudle Cup

about 1685

Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 27


4 x 5.7 cm (1 9/16 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


On View

Manning House (Gallery LG36)




Silver hollowware

Miniature. Bottom soldered on (mended?) scratched BS. Curved sides, straight neck, scratch strap scroll handles (one broken). Domed cover with turned finial (bent) Considerably dented. Set with 285-7.46.

Bethiah Shrimpton of Boston probably originally owned these toys, as in her will, Shrimpton left her “Silver Baby things” to her sister’s children.


Bethiah Shrimpton (1681-1713); by inheritance to her sister Hunt's children; by descent to Mr and Mrs Francis S Dane; 1946, lent by Mr and Mrs Dane to the MFA; 1963, bought from the Danes by the MFA. (Accession date: June 19, 1963)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour