Gold, two-handled miniature cup with repoussé concave and convex spiral fluting round the base, a band with convex spiral fluting below the rim and two rows of punched decoration in the form of trefoils.
- Made in: England
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England)
- Height: 3.4 centimetres
Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no 416:
The form can be compared with English silver' porringers' on a larger scale such as the ones illustrated by C. Jackson (1911, fig.284 and fig 950, which have London hallmarks for 1697-8 and 1703-4 respectively). A number of miniature silver cups are illustrated in Houart 1981, described a 'drachm' cups'; a gold example, dated 'c.1680', is illustrated by Grimwade (1951, no.10).
19 April 1994
Reason for treatment
1983 Tarnished MIH 1991 as above PMM
1983 Tarnish was removed using Goddards Hotel Silver Dip by immersion and brushing. Washed in running tap water. Dried with kleenex tissue and hot air from blower. MIH 1991 as above PMM
Spink & Son Ltd, 5, 6 & 7 King Street, London SW1. Original invoice for £550 to Anne Hull Grundy dated 9.8.1974, described as 'Queen Anne child's gold porringer, unmarked, c. 1710'.
Prehistory and Europe
- HG.790 (masterlist number)
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Object reference number: MCT11292
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