Standing Cup

Standing Cup

1593

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Silver, partially gilt

Overall: 19.3 x 7.4 cm (7 5/8 x 2 15/16 in.)

Weight: 196.535 g (6.93 oz.)

Given in memory of Howard Parmelee Eells, 1855-1919, Member of the Advisory Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1914-1919, by his daughter, Maud 1968.241.a

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This cup has a lid. See cover record.

Description

Produced during the last years of the Tudor dynasty (1485–1603), this vessel exemplifies the symmetrical patterns, horizontal designs, and clear division of space typical of English silverwork at the time. The functional shape and ornamental designs characteristic of standing cups made them ideal for ceremonial occasions.

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