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Two-Handled Cup with Lid

Workshop of David King, Irish (Dublin), active from 1690, died 1737

Geography:
Made in Dublin, Ireland, Europe

Date:
1706-1708

Medium:
Silver with engraved decoration

Dimensions:
13 x 13 x 7 1/2 inches (33 x 33 x 19.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1986-26-230a,b

Credit Line:
The Henry P. McIlhenny Collection in memory of Frances P. McIlhenny, 1986

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Label:
By the early eighteenth century, two-handled cups like this monumental example had been elevated from drinking vessels for everyday use to presentation objects, largely reserved for drinking during ceremonial occasions.

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