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Cup with cover

Date:
1558–59
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Gilt silver
Dimensions:
H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.298a, b
Not on view
Although this cup was hallmarked in London, it was probably the work of an immigrant German or Flemish goldsmith.
Marking: [1] leopard's head (London assay office mark);
[2] lion passant (London assay office mark);
[3] A in shaped outline (date letter for 1558–59);
[4] a symbol (indecipherable maker's mark);

Location of marks:
[1]-[4] near lip of cup
William Randolph Hearst , St. Donat's Castle, Wales (until 1938; his sale of silver, Christie's, December 14, 1938, no. 105); Irwin Untermyer (until 1968; to MMA)
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