Engraved silver 'Petit' cup

Made:
1501-1599
maker:
Unknown

Engraved silver 'Petit' cup
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Engraved silver 'Petit' cup
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Engraved silver-gilt cup with replaced lid. It is inscribed ‘Dono datum Horologicorum Societati a Guillielmo Petit, 1655’.

This cup has remained in the hands of the Clockmakers’ Company since June 2nd 1656, and was donated by William Petit. The Court Minutes of the period record: ‘This Court day Mr. Grinkin did deliver to the Master, John Nicasius, one Silver Boale being the gift of Mr. Guiliam Petit.’

Petit served as journeyman to David Ramsay in Tuttle Street. He later worked in Westminster.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 1356.

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Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2016-2299
Materials:
silver (metal) and silver gilt
Measurements:
lid: 90 mm x 86 mm x 86 mm,
cup: 236 mm x 113 mm x 113 mm,
type:
cup
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • drinking vessel
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers

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