About this artwork
Period accounts refer to this form as either a Bishop or a Grace cup. Bishop was a drink made with wine, lemon, and sugar mixed with spiced port. The term Grace refers to the mealtime prayer, after which the cup was passed around the table. The cup’s form is a later interpretation of the 17th-century caudle cup and the early-18th-century covered cup, examples of which are on display in the galleries.
- Myer Myers
- Covered Cup
- New York City
- c. 1764–1775
- Marked in script within a shaped rectangle on bottom and on outer cover flange: "Myers" Weight scratched inside bottom: "oz/76/pw/18"
- 35.6 × 29.2 × 17.8 cm (14 × 11 1/2 × 7 in.)
- Gift of Mrs. Philip D. Sang in memory of Philip D. Sang