Inverted bell-shaped, handled cup on pedestal base with pierced, circular foot. High cast scroll handle has leafy terminals and a circular flower inside top curve. Die-rolled bands of laurel leaves and hexagonal star motifs at rim and midbody, and pointed leaves and single buds around top of base. Handle struck with three marks, a crowned eagle with cross-in-oval body, "A / * * / S" in raised serif letters in a diamond or lozenge, and a bull's head, facing forward, in conforming surround. Partial maker's mark on rounded bottom inside and another bull's head on underside. Part of cup and saucer set, DL*377439A-B.

Based on marks, made in Turin during the period it was part of the Kingdom of Sardinia, 1824-1872.

Date Made: 1824-1872

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Italy: Piedmont, TurinItaly: Kingdom of Sardinia

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Francis T. Redwood

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.377439ACatalog Number: 377439AAccession Number: 138933

Object Name: cup

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 4 1/2 in x 4 3/8 in x 3 1/8 in; 11.43 cm x 11.1125 cm x 7.9375 cm


Record Id: nmah_300057

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