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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1999.306.9
People
Maker's mark RB, pellet below, in shield-shaped punch, British
Title
Recusant Chalice
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 1640
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England
Culture
British, English
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/149490
Location
Level 2, Room 2340, European and American Art, 17th–19th century, The Silver Cabinet: Art and Ritual, 1600–1850
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver, parcel-gilt
Technique
Engraved
Dimensions
18.7 x 12 cm (7 3/8 x 4 3/4 in.)
295 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • maker's mark: under base, struck: RB [pellet below, in shield-shaped punch] [unidentified maker]
Provenance
David Berg, New York, bequest; to the Fogg Museum, 1999.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of David Berg
Accession Year
1999
Object Number
1999.306.9
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Sexafoil base raised on reeded foot, engraved on one lobe with crucifix surmounted by INRI within a mandala of rays, each corner engraved with a fleur-de-lys, rising to knopped baluster stem applied with three conjoined cherub heads, and plain, unscrewing tapering bowl.
Publication History

Christopher Hartop, British and Irish Silver in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge, Mass. and New Haven, 2007), pp. 38-40, cat. no. 8, repr. in color on p. 39, details repr. p. 38.

Exhibition History

32Q: 2340 Cabinet Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 09/24/2019; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/25/2019 - 12/31/2024

Subjects and Contexts

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