A twelve sided covered cup with opposing scroll handles and a plain cylindrical foot.

The bowl bears the arms of Thomas Belasyse, a chevron between three fleur-de-lis impaling those of his first wife Mildred, daughter of Viscount Castleton. A porringer of the size and quality of the Fauconberg cup could be used for caudle, a hot spicy drink of ale or wine whisked into an emulsion with egg yolks.

Provenance

Thomas Belasyse, 2nd Viscount Fauconberg (1627-1700); Paul Butler by 1862; Sir Ernest Cassel; then by descent.


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