On View: Decorative Art, Schenck Gallery, 4th Floor
Encased in the hollow knop, or spherical projection, on the stem of this vessel is a coin that depicts Charles II of England (ruled 1660–1685). The coin and the large size of the vessel suggest that it was made for a supporter of the king around the time of Charles's death.
Height: 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm)
Rim diam.: 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Foot diam.: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
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