Covered Cup

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cup
date made
1755
date inscribed and presented
1813
previous owner
Pell, Alfred Duane
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
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
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
DL*60.0341
catalog number
60.0341
accession number
225282
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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