Tumbler cup, Joseph Ward (active 1689–1734), Silver, gilded interior, British, London

Tumbler cup

Maker:
Joseph Ward (active 1689–1734)
Date:
1708–9
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver, gilded interior
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 3 15/16 x 4 5/8 in., 13 oz. 8 dwt. (10 x 11.7 cm, 0.4165kg)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.195
Not on view
Inscription: (On underside) Laurentius Agar. (hac de Societate, 1664 & etc)/
Serviens ad legem, 12º Gu:3.1700./
=hoc dat amicè, 1709./
Lau:bli Societati Hospitij vulgo vocati/
Staple Inn: LASAL.
(Translation): Laurence Agar (of this Society, 1664 etc.)/
The 12th Serjeant-at-law, on June 3, 1700/
gives this in friendship, 1709/
to the Worshipful Society of the Hostel commonly called/
Staple Inn: LASAL [possibly standing for Laurence Agar, Serjeant-at-law].

Marking: [1] WA (maker's mark for Joseph Ward);
[2] Gothic n (London date letter for 1708–9);
[3] Britannia (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] Lion's head erased (English quality mark for sterling).

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] On underside
[ S. J. Phillips Ltd. ; to Irwin Untermyer, July 25, 1962 ] ; Irwin Untermyer (1962–68; to MMA)