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Communion cup (one of a pair)

W. H., London
British, London
Silver gilt
Overall (confirmed): 6 3/4 x 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 in., 27.514oz. (17.1 x 14.9 x 14.9 cm, 780g)
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on garter: HONI SOIT QVI MAL Y PENSE

On undeside of foot: 22-3-2 (weight)

Marking: [1] WH, mullet(?) below, in heart-shaped shield with indented upper edge (maker's mark);
[2] Leopard's head crowned;
[3] Lion passant guardant;
[4] C (London date letter for 1660–61).

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] near lip, on opposite side to arms;
[3] on underside of foot on garter
British Royal Jewel House (until 1808) ; the 7th Earl of Bridgewater (until 1810) ; his niece Sophia Hume (from 1810) ; her husband Earl[s] of Brownlow (from 1810) ; their descendants the Earl[s] of Brownlow ; George A. Crawley (until 1927; his sale, Sotheby's, London, May 10, 1927, no. 141) ; William Randolph Hearst (until 1938) ; [ S. J. Phillips Ltd. , until February 7, 1961; sold to Irwin Untermyer ] ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (1961–68; to MMA)
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