Wine cup

English (London)
Marked by HB

Object Place: Europe, London, England


H. 17.3 cm (6 13/16 in.); Diameter (of rim) 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.); Weight 186.2 gm (5 oz 18 dwt)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, parcel gilt

Not On View





The cup rests on a slightly conical foot that has a stamped fluted border and flat-chased decoration in a rayed patter emanating from the juncture of the stem. The U-shaped cup is supported on a tall baluster stem. A flat-chased pattern on the underside of the cup echoes the decoration on the foot. The sides of the cup have flat-chased flowers in scrolling foliage against a matted ground. The foot and body of cup are raised. The stem is cast in two pieces with a vertical seam. The foot is strengthened by an applied stamped wire.


Engraved on underside of foot, .I.W. .I.F.


On rim, date letter P; lion passant; leopard's head crowned, maker's mark HB conjoined a star below (Jackson, 1921, p. 113, rev. ed. 1989, p. 109)


Purchased from Firestone & Parson, Boston, to the MFA for $9,000 with object 62.168. (Accession date: February 14, 1962)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour