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Standing cup

I. I., London (ca. 1619–1640)
British, London
4 3/4 × 2 7/8 in. (12.1 × 7.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness, 1927
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved: [1] The gift of John Harris with a fellowe to this Bole, elected Master of the Company of taylers July 1; 1639 to the Maior Bailiffes and Comunaltie of the Cittie of Oxon. for the Use of the Master and Wardens of the Company of Taylers; [2] IP (script) (19th or late 18th century)

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] b (London date letter for 1639–40);
[3] lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] I I, pellet between (maker's mark).

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] on body near lip, above arms of Tailors' Company;
[3] on underside of foot
Mrs. Edward S. Harkness , New York (until 1927; to MMA)
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