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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1999.97
People
John James Keith, British, English (1824 - 1870)
Designed by William Butterfield, British (1814 - 1900)
Title
Chalice
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Chalice (in the Gothic revival style)
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1849-1850
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Culture
British, English
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/193280
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
Dimensions
23.5 x 15.5 x 15.5 cm (9 1/4 x 6 1/8 x 6 1/8 in.)
695 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Hallmarked IK, London, 1849
  • inscription: bottom, engraved: An oblation to the Church / of St. John the Evangelist / Stratford Christmas Day / MDCCCXLIX
  • inscription: around bowl, engraved: In gothic script: "Bibebant de spiritali consquente eos petra petra autem erat christus"
  • hallmark: under base, stamped: Queen Victoria's head, facing left, in an oval shield; leopard's head (London); gothic "O" within a shield (1849); lion passant (assay mark)
  • maker's mark: on base, stamped: I [pellet] K [John James Keith; Clume, no. 8238, 8239, or 8240]
Provenance
Church of St. John the Evangelist, Stratford, Essex, disposed of sometime prior to 1925. [David Allen Antiquaire, Paris] sold; to Harvard Art Museums, 1999.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Paul Clarke Stauffer Fund
Accession Year
1999
Object Number
1999.97
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
On stepped lobed base rising to a hexagonal knop stem and hemispherical bowl engraved with a Latin inscription above wavy rays, the underside engraved: An oblation to the Church of St John the Evangelist Stratford Christmas Day Mdcccxlix
Publication History

James Cuno, ed., A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions by the Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, Mass., Spring 2000), p. 59, repr.

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. 184-185, cat. no. 180, repr. p. 184, details repr. pp. 184-185.

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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