Two-handled cup

Record number: CHEGM: 1984 23

Description: Silver two-handled cup made by Thomas Robinson, hallmarked Chester 1690-92. With its alternate spiral fluting (concave) and gadrooning (convex) and S-scroll handles, it is among the finest pieces of 17th century Chester silver. This was probably used for caudle, a spiced alcohol-and-gruel concoction served to invalids and to women before and after childbirth. Purchased with help from the V&A Purchase Grant Fund, The Art Fund, and Grosvenor Museum Society.

Creator: Thomas Robinson

Place made: Chester

Date: 1690-1692

Period: 17th century

Material: silver

Dimensions: height ; width

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