Height (.308a): 2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm);
Height (.308f): 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Not on view
Such nests of beakers were rare in England. The idea is borrowed from the German sixteenth-century Monatsbecher, frequently decorated with scenes of the Labors of the Months.
Marking:  Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);  Lion passant guardant (English quality mark for sterling);  l (London date letter for 1688–89);  PH in dentated reserve (maker's mark).
Location of marks: – on all undersides; ,  on top of cover.
Private Collection (until 1967; sale, Christie's, London, April 26, 1967, no. 127) ; Irwin Untermyer (until 1968; to MMA)
Artist: James Cox (British, ca. 1723–1800)Date: 1766Medium: Case: gold with diamonds and paste jewels set in silver, pearls; Dial: while enamel; Movement: partly gilded brass and steel, wheel balance and cock of silver set with paste jewelsAccession: 1982.60.137On view in:Gallery 540