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Steeple cup

Date:
possibly 1608–9
Culture:
British, London and German, Nuremberg
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Height: 18 1/2 in. (47 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.124a, b
Not on view
Marking: [1] Leopard's head (London assay office mark);
[2] indecipherable (lion passant?);
[3] indecipherable (probably date letter L for 1608–09);
[4] I.E. (unidentified maker's mark, top section only);
[5] lion passant (London assay office mark)

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] on cover near attachment for steeple
[1], [3], [5] on cup in matting below polished upper edge
Private Collection (until 1926; sale, Christie's, London, June 10, 1926, no. 142) ; Lt.-Col. A.C. Campbell (until 1956; sale, Sotheby's, London, July 5, 1956, no. 112; sold for £1300 to Thomas); Major Spence Thomas (from 1956) ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1968; to MMA)
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