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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group