London, South Kensington
26 November 2003
A South American Silver-Mounted Maté Cup
the carved seed with a silver mount, the handle cupped with an animal, supported on a pedestal foot, and with an associated bombilla.
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A similar example described as late 18th or early 19th century is illustrated in Leona Davis Boylan, Spanish Colonial Silver page 126, figure 48b.
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