A Large English Pottery Pearlware Loving Cup



Circa 1820.

 

The foot is painted with a repeating looping band of flowering grape vines between two thin blue lines. The outer part of the handle has a repeating band of circles and lines. The inner border has a blue ground band with a fossil pattern and the centre of the cup is painted with the initials E.A.

 

Reference: http://www.britannica.com/topic/loving-cup


Loving cup

 

Loving cup- large, two-handled cup, often made of silver, that may take many forms. In the past, at weddings, banquets, or meetings, a loving cup might be shared by a number of persons for ceremonial drinking, symbolizing friendship and unity. Loving cups are often given as trophies to winners of games or other competitions. The French coupe de marriage is a somewhat shallow form of loving cup.

 

 

Dimensions: 7 1/2 inches high x 9 inches wide x 6 inches deep.



Dealer Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.
Date: 1820
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Website http://www.vandekar.com/details.asp?inventoryNumber=NY08027
Price $1400
Contact Paul Vandekar, 212-308-2022 or  info@vandekar.com

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