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Cup with Handle

Decorative Arts and Design

DATES 1817–1856
DIMENSIONS 2 7/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 7/8 in. (7.3 x 9.8 x 7.3 cm) Height of cup only (excluding handle): 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small handled pewter cup or mug. Cylindrical body pinched in at center with narrow band around top and bottom edge; two incised parallel lines ring body. Attached handle in shape of "?" with ball end and scrolled flair on top. CONDITION: Fair; body bent / misshapen; several patches of discoloration; pitting around body, some of the pit marks have turned into pin-sized holes; hairline crack in body between handle joins.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Attributed to William Calder (American, 1817–1856). Cup with Handle, 1817–1856. Pewter, 2 7/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 7/8 in. (7.3 x 9.8 x 7.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty, 27.463. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 27.463.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 27.463.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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