The Gold Acorn Cup by Unknown Artist

Cup with the bowl in the form of an acorn.

Details

Medium:
22 carat gold
Dimensions:
20 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £4,200)
Acquired in:
1956
Vendor:
Parish of Stapleford

The upper portion is a detachable cover, surmounted by a baluster finial. Inscribed 'This cup left to ye Church of Stapleford by ye Rt. Honble Bennet Earl of Harborough who departed this life Octr 16 1732.' Donor's arms and crest engraved on the upper part of the bowl.

Provenance

Parish of Stapleford, Leicestershire.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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