George III two-handled covered cup

Two-handled cup with cover, 1765

Silver, giltexpand_more

Gift of Ruth and Bruce Daytonexpand_more  89.98a,b

William Kent, one of England's most prominent 18th century designers, designed a footed, two-handled cup for Sir Thomas Pelham in the 1740s. For the next forty years, Kent's original design was copied, enhanced, and adapted by many other artists--including John Swift, who produced this superb example.

Details
Title
Two-handled cup with cover
Artist Life
active 1725-1773
Role
Designer
Accession Number
89.98a,b
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George III two-handled covered cup