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Caudle cup

Caudle cup
Caudle cup
Caudle cup
Caudle cup
Title
Caudle cup
Date 
1699/1700
Medium 
Britannia silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 x 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. ( 10.2 x 19 x 12.1 cm )
Description 
Wrought silver caudle cup; deep, circular body with straight sides that curve under to a plain footring; band of spiral gadrooning around the lower body with a band of stamped leaves and acorns above; gadrooned band around the center of the upper body with a band of stamped flowers above; unidentified arms engraved on the front center between the two bands of gadrooning, a lion passant in bend impaled with three doves in chief over azure stripes, all in a cartouche surrounded by foliate scrolls; a dove of peace on fess is engraved below the rim on the front center; two cast s-scroll handles applied to opposite sides of the body; the initials, "T/ W * S" and marked out initials engraved on the base in roman letters; maker's marks stamped below the rim on the reverse.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Katherine Prentis Murphy
Object Number 
1951.4
Marks 
engraved: on the base: "T/ W * S" in roman letters stamped: below the rim on the reverse: "ST" in a heart, Britannia in a rectangle, a lion's head erased in an oval, and a delta in a shield
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group