Magdalen Cup by Unknown Artist

An Elizabethan cup with cover.

Details

Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
20 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,050 ( Total: £4,305)
Acquired in:
1956
Vendor:
Sotheby's

The cover has a slender baluster-finial, lobed disc-embossing, repeating design of fruit and foliage, engraved inside with a Tudor rose. Type of cup referred to in Tudor inventories as a Magdalin or Maudlyn Cup because they resemble the vessel containing ointment from 16th century paintings of Mary Magdalen.

Provenance

Mr ECA Byrom, whose family has associations with Lancashire dating back to the time of Edward II and with Manchester from 1615.

Venue details

Manchester Art Gallery Mosley Street, MANCHESTER Greater Manchester M2 3JL 0161 235 8888 www.manchesterartgallery.org

Entry details

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Offers with National Art Pass

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