Covered Cup

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Description
Two-handled raised urn with repousse and punchwork floral decoration on a pedestal base with compressed ball stem and flared-and-domed foot; removable, circular stepped cover has large threaded opening for cylindrical reservoir below. Cast bead-and-scroll molding is applied to the everted rim; and cast openwork reeded baluster handles have leafy terminals. Underside of flat bottom struck with three marks, what appear to be the raised gothic or Old English letters "K", "D" and "S(?)" in five-pointed shields. No marks on cover.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1760-1820
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 1/2 in x 9 7/8 in x 9 3/4 in; 36.83 cm x 25.0825 cm x 24.765 cm
ID Number
DL.311523
catalog number
311523
accession number
64443
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Elizabeth S. Stevens
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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