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Wine cup

Silver

Origin: London

Date: 1641-1642

16.7 cm height; 261 g weight

Marks/Maker: London, sterling standard, 1641-2, maker's mark I over W between two cinquefoils and a pellet for John Warren

Heraldry: Possibly the arms of Hamptonne of Jersey

Provenance: G. Glass and Son, London, 1983

Presented by Mr Donald Dashfield, through Americans for Oxford Inc., 1998; WA1998.65

T. Schroder (2009), no. 15

This type of wine cup, generally quite plain apart from heraldic engraving or initials, appeared in the early seventeenth century, although few are known from before the second quarter of the century. Considerable numbers survive and several are known with this maker's mark. Their decline in popularity towards the end of the century is related to the birth of the English glass industry.

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

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