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Collection cup

Maker:
Possibly Joseph Lucas (master at Morlaix and St.– Pol–de–Léon, died ca. 1739)
Date:
ca. 1725–30
Culture:
French, possibly Saint-Pol-de-Léon (Morlaix) (Rennes Mint)
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 5/16 × 6 in. (5.9 × 15.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.144
Not on view
This type of bowl is known in France is known as a "coupe à quêter" (collection cup). At provincial weddings such cups are passed around among the wedding guests who drop coins into them as gifts for the young couple.
Inscription: Engraved on one side: Fse Lancien; on other side: F POSTIC

Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, I L, a heraldic ermine, pellet below (maker's mark)
[2] Crowned maltese cross (charge mark, possibly of controller, bishopic of St.-Pol-de-Léon, ca. 1725)
[3] A head (discharge mark, possibly of controller, bishopic of St.-Pol-de-Léon, ca. 1725)
[4] Lyre (French mark for old work, 1781-92)
[5] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838-79)

Location of marks:
[1]-[3] on bottom
[4], [5] on handle
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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