European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Two-Handled Cup with LidMade in Dublin, Ireland, Europe
Workshop of David King, Irish (Dublin), active from 1690, died 1737
Silver with engraved decoration
1986-26-230a,bThe Henry P. McIlhenny Collection in memory of Frances P. McIlhenny, 1986
LabelBy 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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