Of tapering cylindrical form with flared rim, the base applied with a fluted wire and the upper part engraved with parallel lines enclosing a running band of leaves shaped as arrow heads. The lines intersect in three equidistant places and with plumed scrolls either side of a central straight branch beneath each intersection. The front rim later engraved with initials and date "E.W" over 1688"
Henry Adams, 10th October, 2018, Lot 161.
The attribution of this beaker to Norwich was reasonably straightforward. The characteristic rose is the clearest mark. Also visible is part of a crown and furthermore the maker's mark is within a distinctive shaped punch and the sloping upright of the "A" (for Arthur Haslewood?) I is just visible, see Jackson, Revised Edition, p338. After several hours of examining these marks we are confident of our attribution. In support of this there is a similar beaker by the same maker illustrated in Christopher Hartop, East Anglian Silver 1550-1750, p.51, no.16. It too has the running band of stiff leaves shaped as arrow heads and also has the lobed punch surrounding the partly visible maker's mark.