A straight sided drinking vessel with a slightly flared body.

There are ten vertical ribs soldered to the sides and the letters 'TW' separated by a stylised floral motif, have been pricked onto the beaker, just below the rim. It is the earliest known English silver beaker; the few pieces of medieval silver to have survived are mostly chalices or spoons.

Provenance

Whately family; Sir Ernest Cassel, 1902; then by descent.




Exhibitions at V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum)

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