Silver Loving Cup

Silver Loving Cup

Mary G. Houston


The caption states, "Designed expressly for "The Studio"

Other work by same designer

"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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