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Covered Cup

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

1764/75

Artist:

Myer Myers
American, 1723–1795
New York

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.

On View

Arts of the Americas, Gallery 166

Artist

Myer Myers

Title

Covered Cup

Origin

New York City

Date

c. 1764–1775

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Marked in script within a shaped rectangle on bottom and on outer cover flange: "Myers" Weight scratched inside bottom: "oz/76/pw/18"

Dimensions

35.6 × 29.2 × 17.8 cm (14 × 11 1/2 × 7 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Philip D. Sang in memory of Philip D. Sang

Reference Number

1978.421a-b

Extended information about this artwork

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