Recorded in Lipski and Archer are sixteen King Charles II portrait cups of various shapes and designs dating from 1660 to 1679. Only two are dated 1662, one of these is the present example, while the other is located in the British Museum (accession no. 1938, 3-14, 108).
Following the death of Oliver Cromwell in 1658, Charles II was restored to the throne. His coronation was held in 1661. Therefore it has been suggested that the cups dated 1662 relate to his marriage to Catherine of Braganza in May of that year.