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Two-Handled Cup with Lid

Workshop of David King, Irish (Dublin), active from 1690, died 1737

Made in Dublin, Ireland, Europe


Silver with engraved decoration

13 x 13 x 7 1/2 inches (33 x 33 x 19.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 277a, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

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Credit Line:
The Henry P. McIlhenny Collection in memory of Frances P. McIlhenny, 1986

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By the early eighteenth century, two-handled cups like this monumental example had been elevated from drinking vessels for everyday use to presentation objects, largely reserved for drinking during ceremonial occasions.

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