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Two-handled cup with cover

Maker:
Thomas Farren (British, active ca. 1707–d. 1743)
Date:
1732
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 11 13/16 × 7 × 11 1/4 in., 87 oz. 2 dwt. (30 × 17.8 × 28.6 cm, 2.7085 kg)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.127a, b
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved under foot: weight 865

Scratched under foot: n°160, 181-86

Engraved around foot: Bought with the Legacy of Robert Earl of Leitrim *

Marking: [1] TF in a shaped shield with a mullet above and bellow (maker's mark for Thomas Farren);
[2] lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[3] R (London date letter for 1732);
[4] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark).

location of marks:
[1]–[4] on underside, repeated on bezel of cover
The Russian Imperial Family (until 1917) ; Thomas, Viscount Sydney ; Arthur E. Bradshaw , Oxford ; [ sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries , New York, November 14, 1953, lot 356 ] ; Irwin Untermyer (until 1968; to MMA)
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