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Two-handled cup with cover

Maker:
I H (British, mid–late 17th century)
Date:
1676/77
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 9 9/16 x 13 1/2 x 8 7/8 in. (24.3 x 34.3 x 22.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968f
Accession Number:
68.141.67a, b
Not on view
This cup originally was made for use in a private home—perhaps as a "loving cup"—to be passed among guests or displayed on a sideboard. In 1765, when it would have seemed distinctly old fashioned, it was bequeathed to the Church of Charing, where it was used as a communion cup. The donor, Elizabeth Ludwell, had her coat of arms engraved on the side and an inscription added to the cover.
Inscription: Engraved on cover: The Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Ludwell to the Parish Church of Charing for the use of the Communion Table 1765

Engraved on underside of foot rim: 63=21=

Engraved on one side: Arms of Ludwell, of Charing. (not registered)
Engraved on other side: Arms of Ludwell impaling Beaumont. (in a lozenge on cup) for Elizabeth Ludwell, née Beaumont.

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned;
[2] Lion passant guardant;
[3] T in pointed shield (London date letter for 1676–77);
[4] I H, a fleur-de-lis between 2 pellets below, in shaped shield (maker's mark)

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] on underside of foot and inside of lid
Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1968; to MMA)
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