Inscription: Inscribed on apron in four vertical lines: "Hands of I pray you Handle not me / For I am blind and you can see / If you love me lend me not / For fear of breaking lend me not".
Around lip of cup: "When riches faile friends groe scant. No cut to unkindness, no woe to want."
Marking:  IA or JA in monogram script, conjoined (maker's mark);
 V, crown above, in a shield, on horizontally engraved ground (Dutch mark of importation and taxation of foreign silver in use 1814-1953).
Location of marks:
 near hem of figure's apron, above words "me not"
and also at rim of small swinging cup under the 'wh' of the word "when";
 in hem decoration on back of skirt on fifth scallop to the left of point of overskirt, and at rim of small swinging cup under 'd' of the word "unkindness".