Covered Cup

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Two-handled covered cup on a stepped circular foot; engraved on opposite sides with an armorial device of a baron (coronet of four pearls) featuring a tower crest and motto "AVANCEZ" and a lengthy inscription detailing its presentation by the Corporation of the City of London to Lieut.-General Sir Rowland Hill for "the Skill, Bravery, and Exertions so eminently displayed" in the Battle of Vitoria on June 21, 1813. Applied decoration on raised body includes a reeded midband and alternating castings of female busts and anthemions on pedestals around its rounded bottom. Stepped bell-shaped cover has similar applied ornament and an urn finial soldered in place. Hollow, double C-scroll handles have a scrolled acanthus leaf on top and a split scroll lower terminal with incurved oval strut. Cover is stamped on collar exterior with "F•W" in a curvilinear surround. Underside of rounded bottom struck with four marks around centerpoint, the same "F•W" mark along with a lion passant, crowned leopard's head, and raised serif "u", all in curvilinear surrounds.
Maker is Fuller White of London, England; active 1734-1773. White is perhaps best known as the silversmith who made the Norfolk Mace, presented by Lt. Gov. Robert Dinwiddie to the City of Norfolk on April 1, 1754; it remains in Norfolk's possession to this day.
Currently not on view
date made
date inscribed and presented
previous owner
Pell, Alfred Duane
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 12 5/8 in x 10 5/8 in x 6 5/8 in; 32.0675 cm x 26.9875 cm x 16.8275 cm
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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