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Cup with cover

R W (British)
British, London
Mother of pearl, silver gilt
Overall (confirmed): 7 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 in., 11 oz. 7 dwt. (19.7 x 9.8 x 9.8 cm, 0.354kg)
Metalwork-Silver In Combination
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.120a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 521
Marking: [1] RW, pellet below, in a shaped shield;
[2] Leopard's head crowned (London assay affice mark);
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] N in pointed shield (date letter for 1590-91).

Location of marks:
[1]-[4] on foot rim, on upper collar of cup, on cover near pedestal for finial
F.J. C. Holdsworth ; George A. Lockett (until 1960; sale, Old English Silver of the Tudor, Stuart Periods, Sotheby's, London, March 24, 1960, no. 46; sold to S.J. Phillips); [ S. J. Phillips Ltd. (in 1960; to Irwin Untermyer, July 18, 1960) ] ; Irwin Untermyer (1960–68; to MMA)
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