spout cup, with globular body and domed lid with turned finial; reeding at neck and beaded rat tail on handle; engraved crest, much worn, on cover

Spout cup, c. 1700

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Gift of James F. and Louise H. Bellexpand_more  41.16a,b

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Spout cups were probably used in colonial America to feed invalids. This early example, made by the prolific Boston silversmith John Coney, is one of only two known American spout cups with a domed lid.

Details
Title
Spout cup
Artist Life
1656-1722
Role
Maker
Accession Number
41.16a,b
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spout cup, with globular body and domed lid with turned finial; reeding at neck and beaded rat tail on handle; engraved crest, much worn, on cover