Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Two-handled standing cup

Maker:
Charles Townsend (active 1770–85)
Date:
1771
Culture:
Irish, Dublin
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Height: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.64.4
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved on bottom: Geo III 1769 / 02 / 13-17

Marking: [1] Hibernia (duty mark);
[2] crowned harp (Dublin assay office mark);
[3] Y in a shield (Dublin date letter for 1771);
[4] C T in rectangle (maker's mark for Charles Townsend).

Location of marks:
All repeated near the handles.
[ Crichton Brothers, Silversmiths & Jewellers , until 1907; sold to MMA ]
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