Two-handled cup and cover Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1966.51.11.A-B
People
Maker's mark TL with escallop below in shield-shaped punch, British, English
Title
Two-Handled Cup and Cover
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1664 - 1665
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/228303
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
16.2 x 23.8 x 17.5 cm (6 3/8 x 9 3/8 x 6 7/8 in.)
755 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • maker's mark: struck on reverse of cover flange: TL [with escallop below in shield-shaped punch] [Jackson, p. 137, line 8]
  • hallmark: struck on rim: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter
  • hallmark: struck on reverse of cover flange: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter
  • hallmark: cover foot: lion passant
  • maker's mark: struck on rim: TL [with escallop below in shield-shaped punch] [Jackson, p. 137, line 8]
Provenance
Edwin Hale Abbot Jr., Cambridge, MA, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1966.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Edwin H. Abbot
Accession Year
1966
Object Number
1966.51.11.A-B
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Of bulbous circular form, repoussé and chased with a broad band of flower heads with a running lion on one side and a bear with a chain around its neck on the other, all under a wrigglework band, with two cast ribbed scroll handles headed by female masks; the domed cover with similar chasing and with flat spool-form foot.

Embossed decoration of scrolling flower heads became popular in the years following the Restoration. Based on Dutch and north German examples, much of it was probably done by immigrant craftsmen.

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), p. 51, cat. no. 19, repr. in b/w; repr. in b/w on p. 6 (with cat. no. 19).

Exhibition History

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

Subjects and Contexts

Google Art Project

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