Cover for a Standing Cup

Overall: 19.3 x 7.4 cm (7 5/8 x 2 15/16 in.)
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This is the lid to a standing cup. See cover record.


Produced during the last years of the Tudor dynasty (1485–1603), this lid and the accompanying vessel exemplify 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.
Cover for a Standing Cup

Cover for a Standing Cup


London, England, late 16th century

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