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Greater London, England

This cup is, unusually, made of gold. Its decoration and technique is typical of the work of the goldsmith Anthony Nelme, but he died before it was made so must be the work of his son, Francis, who is not as well known. Francis, like his father, sometimes had work by other goldsmiths stamped with this own mark, which might account for the exceptional quality of the cup. It is engraved with the name Samuel Lambert Esq, about whom nothing is known, but who was perhaps the original owner. It must have changed hands soon after it was made, because the engraved coat of arms, of Sir Thomas Mostyn, partly covers the date letter. In the 19th century, it had richly enamelled fil...

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