Silver communion cup with associated paten cover, the plain bell-shaped cup with flared lip and with two bands of molding at the waist, between the bands engraved with four interconnected rectangular reserves within which are leafy vines, on a spool-shaped stem with central baluster knop on spreading, molded foot stamped with bands of egg-and-dart ornament, the plain paten cover with a spool-shaped finial with flat knop engraved with the date 1571.

Communion Cup and Paten Cover

London, England

1568-1569 and 1571

  • Titles Communion Cup and Paten Cover (Descriptive)
  • Medium silver
  • Dimensions 7 3/4 × 3 7/8 in. Diam. (19.7 × 9.8 cm) overall with cover
  • Credit Line Gift of William Micajah Spencer, Jr. in memory of his wife, Margaret Woodward Evins Spencer, 1972.451a-b
  • Work Type cup with cover
  • Classification Containers
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