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Caudle Cup

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

c. 1683

Artist:

Cornelius Vander Burch (Vanderburgh)
American, c. 1653–1699
New York

About this artwork

Traditionally, a cup like this would have held a warm beverage known as caudle, a mixture of eggs, bread, oats, mulled ale or wine, milk, and spices. As indicated by its size, this cup was meant for use by a group, most likely at a special occasion where it could be passed around and its contents shared. It was probably made for the christening of Philip van Cortlandt (1683–1746) in 1683.

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Arts of the Americas, Gallery 165

Artist

Cornelius Vanderburgh

Title

Caudle Cup

Origin

New York

Date

c. 1683

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Marked on bottom three times: CVB (cojoined inside a heart) Engraved on body with Van Cortlandt arms

Dimensions

8.9 × 22.9 × 15.2 cm (3 1/2 × 9 × 6 in.); 707.9 g

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Antiquarian Society and Dr. and Mrs. C. Phillip Miller

Reference Number

1955.651

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