Steeple cups are a uniquely English type of object, found only during the Elizabethan and early Stuart period.
Steeple cup by Unknown Artist, 1607
Photo: courtesy of Sotheby's
- Silver gilt
- Height: 35.6 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £8,423 ( Total: £26,923; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- Private vendor
The maker of this cup is known only by his mark of the conjoined initials CB.
Sir Ernest Cassel; then by descent.
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