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Miniature posset cup with cover

Maker:
George Manjoy (British, active 1685–ca. 1720)
Date:
1691/92
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 x 2 3/4 in. (5.1 x 7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver-Miniature
Credit Line:
The Joseph M. and Aimee Loeb May Collection, 1963
Accession Number:
63.53.86a, b
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved on bottom of spout: F D

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] O (date letter for 1691–92);
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] G.M., crescent below (maker's mark)
[5] G.M., two crescents above, one below (maker's mark)

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] on face of stand
[5] struck 3 times on neck of pot; struck twice on inside cover
Joseph M. and Aimee Loeb May (until 1963; to MMA)
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