The Howard Grace Cup (or the Thomas a Becket Cup) by Unknown Artist

This font-shaped bowl of ivory has nearly cylindrical sides, and a short spreading foot.

Details

Medium:
Ivory and silver-gilt
Dimensions:
32 x 10 cm
Acquired in:
1931
Presented by:
Lord Wakefield through The Art Fund

It is richly mounted with silver gilt and studded with pearls and garnets. Surmounting the cup are the figures of St George and the Dragon.

Provenance

Sir Edward Howard; Catherine of Aragon; Earl of Arundel; Dukes of Norfolk; Mr Howard of Corby; Lord Wakefield, Christies 1931

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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