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Punch bowl

E. G., London (active 1669–81)
British, London
Diameter: 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved around bowl: [2] SIVE EDITIS, SIVE BIBITIS, SIVE QUID FACITIS, OMNIA AD GLORIAM DEI FACITE (trans.: Whether you eat, or whether you drink, whatever you do, do to the glory of God); [2] Ecce quam bonum e quam jucundum habitare fratres in unum (trans.: Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity -Psalm CXXXIII I); [3] Collegis Suis Posterisq, Dicavit Richardus Cox Custos 1680 (trans.: Richard Cox, Treasurer [?], spoke to his colleagues, present and future, 1680).

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark), (partial strike of left side);
[2] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[3] C (London date letter for 1680–81);
[4] EG in rectangle with upper corners cut; lower edge has inward curve on lower edge, but to the left of the middle, prob. from a worn punch, or some interference on the anvil (maker's mark).

Location of marks:
On outside of bowl near rim.
Private Collection (until 1938; sale, Sotheby's, London, June 23, 1938, no. 147) ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1968; to MMA)
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