Covered Cup

Description
Oversized, two-handled, tulip-shaped covered cup or vase on a flared pedestal base with gadrooned circular domed foot and a gadrooned-edge, bell-shaped cover topped by a screwed-on pinecone or pineapple finial. Body has an empty, asymmetrical C-scroll on front, set amidst repousse chased and stamped flowers and acanthus leaves. Two plain, hollow, D-section, S-curve handles have heart terminals. Cover is stamped on collar exterior with date letter "n" in a shaped surround and a lion rampant in rounded-corner rectangle. Vase is struck with four marks on underside of rounded bottom, conjoined script "AN" in a scalloped rectangle, a lion rampant in rounded-corner rectangle, crowned leopard's head in rounded-corner surround, and date letter "n" in a shaped surround.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cup
vase, covered
date made
1748
previous owner
Pell, Alfred Duane
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 44.1 cm x 44 cm x 21 cm; 17 3/8 in x 17 5/16 in x 8 1/4 in
overall: 17 1/4 in x 12 1/4 in x 7 3/4 in; 43.815 cm x 31.115 cm x 19.685 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
DL*60.0340
catalog number
60.0340
accession number
225282
subject
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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