London, South Kensington
19 May 1999
A rare and important burr-maple and silver-mounted loving cup or mazer bowl, early 17th century
The deep bowl of slightly tapering form, on a spreading circular foot
7in. (17.8cm.) diam., overall, the foot -- 4in. (10.8cm.) diam., 6.1/8in. (15.5cm.) high
The cup is sold with two hand written notes relating to its provenance: Thomas Crossman of Lower Hazel in the Parish of Olveston, Gloucestershire in the early 19th century. Thence by descent to his son Charles Danvers Crossman, Rector of High Ham, Somerset.
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Jonathan Levi, Treen for the Table, Antique Collector's Club. Woodbridge, Suffolk 1998. Page 39, pl3/2.
The Bowl was exhibited in the (Royal) Society of Antiquaries by the Reverend Charles Crossman in 1892. In their ''Proceedings'' records, the following is noted: ''H.R. Franklin... exhibited a standing mazer and cover... appears to be late sixteenth or early seventeenth century date. The Rev'd Danvers Crossman also exhibited a mazer of similar date and character, but without a cover.''
Proc Soc of Antiquaries XIV 278.
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