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Tumbler cup

Silver

Origin: London

Date: 1695-1696

6.2 cm diameter; 5.5 cm height; 77 g weight

Marks/Maker: London, sterling standard, 1695-6, maker's mark B or JB conjoined possibly for John Barnard

Provenance: Anon. (Miss Howith), sale, Christie's, 2 July 1903, lot 126, to Crichton; (probably) Lt. Col. H. R. Compton-Roberts DSO of 10 Park Street, Mayfair, sale, Christie's, 8 June 1921, lot 17, to Tessier

Bequeathed by A. T. Carter, 1947; WA1947.36

T. Schroder (2009), no. 30

The engraved inscriptions - 'Drink it all' and 'To all our friends' (translated)- probably date from the eighteenth century and may suggest former ownership by a Huguenot or perhaps a Channel Islands family. The formation of the letters is typical of engraved inscriptions on Channel Islands plate.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)

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