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Medicine cup

Medicine cup

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Parcel-gilt, raised, engraved and stamped, with stained ivory

  • Credit Line:

    Lt. Col. G. B. Croft-Lyons Bequest

  • Museum number:

    M.570:1, 2-1926

  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 69, The Whiteley Galleries, case 21 []

The foot is of this cup detaches to reveal a small compartment, perhaps for pills or powders. The cup is cradled in ivory, prized for its healing powers.

Physical description

Parcel-gilt, raised, engraved and stamped, stained red ivory gadroons, detachable foot to ivory base, the cup sitting in a calyx of stained ivory, the foot containing a small compartment.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

ca. 1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Parcel-gilt, raised, engraved and stamped, with stained ivory

Dimensions

Diameter: 3 cm foot, Height: 4.6 cm, Length: 5.3 cm lip

Object history note

Scan inside of cup to read hallmark. Welby: Is the compartment purely structural, to allow ivory band to be put on?

Descriptive line

Medicine cup, parcel-gilt with ivory, the foot containing a small compartment, Germany, ca. 1700

Labels and date

Silver Gallery:
The foot is of this cup detaches to reveal a small compartment, perhaps for pills or powders. The cup is cradled in ivory, prized for its healing powers. [26/11/2002]

Materials

Silver; Ivory

Techniques

Stained

Categories

Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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