Communion cup, Silver, parcel gilt, British, London

Communion cup

Date:
1584–85
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver, parcel gilt
Dimensions:
Height: 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.296
Not on view
Inscription: On median band round body, acanthus-leaf scrolls between each word: [1] SOUTH MORTON

Engraved under foot rim: [2] oz / 9 .. 13

Marking: [1] leopard's head (London assay office mark);
[2] lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[3] G in pointed shield (London date letter for 1584–85);
[4] indecipherable.

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] on outside of bowl between median and upper engraved bands
[ S. J. Shrubsole , New York, until 1965; sold December 17, 1965 to Irwin Untermyer ]; Irwin Untermyer (1965–68; to MMA)