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Communion cup: AAL98-2009

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Massey, Geoffrey




The bell-shaped body encircled with an arabesque foliate band upon spool stem & domical foot. Geoffrey Gilbert was mentioned as a goldsmith in Ipswich as early as c.1525 & thereafter several times until he died in 1570. He had sons, one of whom, William, was also a goldsmith, born about 1548. This cups bears the single G, often associated with Ipswich, & continued by subsequent generations, all working in or around Ipswich. Hence its later possible attribution.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 7.9 cm
Height: 13 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Ipswich


Mary or Elizabeth I
Circa 1550 CE - 1570 CE

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: AAL98-2009
Primary reference Number: 184623
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 April 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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