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Six miniature cups (part of a set)

Maker:
David Clayton (British, active 1689)
Date:
late 17th–early 18th century
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Diameter (each): 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver-Miniature
Credit Line:
The Joseph M. and Aimee Loeb May Collection, 1963
Accession Number:
63.53.137–.142
Not on view
The tea kettle and teapot are based on Chinese hot-wine pots. The tea bowls are modeled after Japanese forms.
Marking: [1] Lion's head erased (English quality mark for sterling);
[2] maker's mark for David Clayton.

Location of marks:
[1] on edge of each cup.
[2] on edge of each cup, patrial strike on .142
Joseph M. and Aimee Loeb May (until 1963; to MMA)
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