Wine cup, Jeffery Prescott, Silver gilt, British, London

Wine cup

Maker:
Jeffery Prescott
Date:
1618–19
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Height: 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.287
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved on shield on one facet of bowl: P L with W above and M below

Pricked on underside of foot: T A

Lightly scratched on underside of foot, in script: 918 A Griffiths

Lightly scratched on underside of foot: D8915/609 Mr. H [?] (dealer's mark)

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] JP (script) in rayed sun (maker's mark for Jeffery Prescott);
[5] Lion passant guardant, with shaggy pelt (London assay mark, used 1604–06).

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] on bowl near lip;
[5] on underside of foot
[ S. J. Phillips Ltd. , until August 5, 1966; sold to Irwin Untermyer ] ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (1966–68; to MMA)