Silver Loving Cup
Mary G. Houston
The caption states, "Designed expressly for "The Studio"
"Miss Houston has for several years been noticed as a designer of rare prumise. Down till now her successes have been won in the art of decorating flat surfaces, but to-day she proves that she is no less fortunate when working 'in the round.' Her three-handled loving-cup has a large style, is boldly constructed, and full of a true feeling for silverwork. As to the pleasing severity of the archaic form, that comes from ii Celtic source. It was suggested, not by a piece of old Welsh earthenware, but by the Dunvegan Cup, a famous Irish mether, a long description of which may be found in Note M to Sir Walter Scott's "'Lord of the Isles.'" — The Studio, p. 44.
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