Artist William Rouse, American, ca. 1640 - 1704 or 1705
  • Child's Cup
Date between 1680 and 1690
Medium silver
Dimensions Overall: 2 3/4 × 4 1/2 × 3 inches (7 × 11.4 × 7.6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund
Accession Number 45.418
Department American Art before 1950
On View American, Level 2 (see map)
Marks Maker's mark, right of handle near lip, in two separate shields: W.R.
Inscriptions Inscribed, bottom of cup: M E E
Dwight Blaney (Boston, Massachusetts, USA).
Israel Sack (New York, New York, USA);
1945-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Masterpieces of American Silver. Exh. cat., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Richmond, 1960, no. 126.

Colonial Silversmiths, Masters and Apprentices. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, 1962, no. 127.