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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1949.114.42.A-B
People
Maker's mark WH, mullet above, pellet in annulet below
Title
Two Handled Cup and Cover
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1655-1656
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Period
Commonwealth & Protectorate (1649-1660)
Culture
British, English
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/221451
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
20 x 20.64 x 13.97 cm (7 7/8 x 8 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
800 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • coat of arms: on side, engraved: The arms are those of Buckland, West Harptree, Somerset, impaling those of Phelips, Montacute, Somerset
  • hallmark: struck under base: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter
  • hallmark: struck on interior of cover: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter
  • maker's mark: struck under base: WH [mullet above, pellet in annulet below] [Jackson, p. 122, line 3]
  • maker's mark: struck on interior of cover: WH [mullet above, pellet in annulet below] [Jackson, p. 122, line 3]
  • hallmark: struck on foot: lion passant
Provenance
George E. P. How, Edinburgh, Scotland. Archibald Alexander Hutchinson, New York; bequest to 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
1949.114.42.A-B
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Twelve-sided, of bulbous form on broadly-spreading angular foot, with two cast caryatid and beaded acanthus scroll handles; the domed cover with flat rim, rising to gathered spire with double-baluster finial; the front engraved with a coat of arms within crossed plume mantling
Publication History

G.E.P. How, Notes on Antique Silver 1948-49, Messrs. How (London, 1949), p. 10, plate 7 (ill. in b/w)

K. C. Buhler, French, English and American Silver: A Loan Exhibition in Honor of Russell A. Plimpton, exh. cat., Minneapolis Society of the Arts (Minneapolis, MN, 1956), ill. in b/w, no. 88

Judith A. Neiswander, "Transatlantic Treasures", Country Life, Country Life (London, July 9, 1992), p. 58, fig. 6

Christopher Hartop, British and Irish Silver in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge, Mass. and New Haven, 2007), p. 25, repr. in b/w (section "The Catalogue" cover page); cat. no. 11, pp. 42-45, repr. in b/w on p. 43.

Exhibition History

French, English and American Silver: A Loan Exhibition in Honor of Russell A. Plimpton, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 06/09/1956 - 07/15/1956

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

Subjects and Contexts

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