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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1949.114.113
People
Maker's mark TP, two pellets and mullets below, in shield-shaped punch with canted corners at top
Title
Two-handled Cup and Cover
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1667-1668
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Period
Charles II (1660-1685)
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/221191
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Technique
Embossed
Dimensions
16.2 × 20.9 × 15.2 cm (6 3/8 × 8 1/4 × 6 in.)
697 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • hallmark: struck under base: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter
  • hallmark: struck under rim of cover: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter
  • maker's mark: struck under base: TP [two pellets and mullet below, in shield-shaped punch with canted corners at top] [Jackson, p. 126, line 9]
  • maker's mark: struck under rim of cover: TP [two pellets and mullet below, in shield-shaped punch with canted corners at top] [Jackson, p. 126, line 9]
Provenance
Private Collector, London, sold [through Christie's, London, July 13, 1914, lot 84]. Archibald Alexander Hutchinson, New York, bequest; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1949
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Archibald A. Hutchinson, Esq.
Accession Year
1949
Object Number
1949.114.113
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Of bulbous circular form, the sides repoussé and chased with flowerheads and wrigglework with a running lion on one side and a unicorn on the other, with two cast caryatid-form scroll handles; the domed cover with conforming decoration and plain flat spool-form finial.
Publication History

Wilfred Joseph Cripps, Old English Plate, Ecclesiastical, Decorative and Domestic: its makers and marks, J. Murray (London, 1901), no. 52

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. 59-60, cat. no. 24, repr. in b/w on p. 59, details repr. on p. 59.

Exhibition History

Loan Exhibition of Old English Plate, 25 Park Lane, London, 01/01/1929 - 12/31/1929

32Q: 2340 Cabinet Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 09/24/2019

Subjects and Contexts

Google Art Project

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