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Wine cup

R. W., London (ca. 1618–1619)
British, London
Height: 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1970
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Pricked on bowl near rim, faint remnants: [1] M over N * C; [2] G (?) over * F * H

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] Lion passant guardant (English quality mark for sterling);
[3] a in pointed shield (date letter for 1618–19);
[4] R over W in shaped shield (unidentified maker's mark).

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] on bowl near rim;
[2] on bottom of foot (back half of lion only)
[ S. J. Phillips Ltd. , until August 17, 1970; sold to Irwin Untermyer] ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (in 1970; to MMA)
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