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American Decorative Arts

Chalice cups

1850–70

Silver plate white metal

7 7/8 × 3 7/8 in. (20 × 9.8 cm)
de Lancey Kountze Collection, Gift of de Lancey Kountze, B.A. 1899
1939.88a-b
Geography: 
Possibly made in United States
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Supposedly made for Christ Church, Alexandria, VA, ca. 1850; with James C. McGuire, Washington, DC, by 1888; [J.C. McGuire estate auction, Thomas Birch's Sons, Philadelphia, 6 December 1893, lot 489]; by purchase to Luther Kountze, New York, 1893-1918; by inheritance to De Lancey Kountze, New York; 1918-1939; by gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., New Haven, Conn., 1939

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