Font-Shaped Silver Gilt Cup by Unknown Artist

A Tudor standing cup.

Details

Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
10 x 9 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £9,500; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
1958
Vendor:
S J Phillips

Cup has a shallow bowl bearing an inscription in Lombardic letters on hatched ground. Referred to as 'font-shaped' cups because of the near-vertical sides. Maker's mark is a scallop.

Provenance

H. Durlacher; J. Dunn-Gardner; J.A. Holms; L.H. Wilson.

Venue details

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 1JF 0300 123 6789 www.nms.ac.uk

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