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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1966.51.21
People
Maker's mark GS with crescent below and crown above, British, English (17th century)
Title
Two-Handled Cup
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1687-1688
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Period
James II (1685-1688)
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/228373
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
6.7 x 15.2 x 8.9 cm (2 5/8 x 6 x 3 1/2 in.)
145 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • hallmark: under base, struck: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter
  • maker's mark: under base, struck : GS [with crescent below and crown above] [Jackson, 1921, p. 144, line 25]
  • inscription: base, engraved: HC
Provenance
Edwin Hale Abbot Jr., Cambridge, MA, bequest; to Fogg Museum, 1966.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Edwin H. Abbot
Accession Year
1966
Object Number
1966.51.21
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Circular, the lower part of the slightly flaring sides chased with alternating vertical acanthus leaves and palmettes, with two cast beaded and acanthus scroll handles.
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. 192-193, cat. no. 189, repr. p. 193, details repr. p. 192.

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