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On display at V&A South Kensington
Silver, Room 65, The Whiteley Galleries

The Bowes Cup

Cup and Cover
1675-1676 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Gold cup with foot and scrolling handle either side; knop on cover. There is foliate decoration around the cover and the base of the cup. Engraved on the front of the cup with an armorial crest.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Cups
  • Lid
Materials and techniques
Gold
Brief description
The Bowes Cup, gold, London hallmarks for 1675-1676, mark of Jacob Bodendick
Physical description
Gold cup with foot and scrolling handle either side; knop on cover. There is foliate decoration around the cover and the base of the cup. Engraved on the front of the cup with an armorial crest.
Dimensions
  • Height: 14.75cm
  • Length: 20.25cm
  • Width: 13cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • IB with a crescent and two pellets below for Jacob Bodendick (?-1681)
  • Arms of William Bowes - Aske quatering Dalden Crest and motto of Elizabeth Blakiston
  • London hallmarks for 1675-66
Credit line
Purchased by Private Treaty with generous assistance from The National Heritage Memorial Fund, The Art Fund, the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and the Hugh Phillips Bequest
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic reference
Lincoln, Margarette, ed. Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution. Catalogue of the exhibition held 20 November 2015 - 28 March 2016 at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. London: Thames and Hudson, 2015. ISBN 9780500518144
Collection
Accession number
M.63:1, 2-1993

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Record createdSeptember 10, 2004
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