Cup with cover

British, London

Not on view

The inscription underfoot records that this cup was given by King Charles II to his Chancellor of the Exchequer, Anthony Ashley, in 1664. The royal emblems engraved on the lobed walls and cover, and the absence of hallmarks—the king was exempt from taxation on silver—reconfirm that this cup bears witness to royal taste and royal bounty.

Cup with cover, Silver, British, London

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