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  • Wine cup, ca. 1740
    Samuel Edwards (American, 1705–1762)
    Boston
    Silver; Overall 8 1/16 x 4 1/16 in. (20.5 x 10.3 cm)
    Inscription: Belongs / To the Church / in Lynde Street / Boston
    Bequest of Alphonso T. Clearwater (33.120.230a)

    This stately communion cup—one of a pair—was made by Samuel Edwards for the West Church on Lynde Street in Boston. In style, it represents a natural evolution from the mid-seventeenth-century model (L.2008.22). Boston's West Church, which was founded in 1737, also owned a similar wine cup made by Samuel's father, the silversmith John Edwards (ca. 1671–1746). Especially noteworthy is the beautifully engraved cartouche that surrounds the presentation inscription.

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  • Wine cup, ca. 1740
    Samuel Edwards (American, 1705–1762)
    Boston
    Silver; Overall 8 1/16 x 4 1/16 in. (20.5 x 10.3 cm)
    Inscription: Belongs / To the Church / in Lynde Street / Boston
    Bequest of Alphonso T. Clearwater (33.120.230a)


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