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cup to be passed around for the final toast after a meal
A Grace Cup is a silver bowl or tankard with two handles that was traditionally passed round the table after grace at all banquets in London. According to Brewer's Phrase and Fable, the Grace Cup is still seen at the Lord Mayor's feasts, at college, and occasionally in private banquets. Oxford's Oriel College possess Sanford and Heywood grace cups, dated 1654-55 and 1669-70 in its Buttery Plate collection. Nearby Balliol College also makes reference to the use of a Grace Cup which was discontinued in the early 20th century. 'Grace' cups were passed round when a traditional grace was said to give thanks for the food eaten. Robert Burton, in his Anatomy of Melancholy described their use as 'a corollary to conclude the feast and continue their mirth, a grace cup came in to cheer their hearts and they drank healths to one another again and again'. A good example is The Howard 'Grace' Cup.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a silver bowl with two handles passed round the table after grace at all banquets in London City.
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