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Covered Cup

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.




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, Gallery 166


Arts of the Americas


Myer Myers


Covered Cup


New York City (Object made in)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

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.)

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

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