Handleless seamed cylindrical cup with straight tapered sides and applied molded rim and foot ring, both double reeded; flat bottom set in. Engraved in script on exterior "William C.P. Breckinridge / from his Grandmother / SBP". Bottom underside struck once with a shield-body, spreadwing eagle, head facing left, in a square above H. M\c/KEEN" in raised serif letters inside a sawtooth rectangle.
Maker is Henry McKeen of Philadelphia, PA; working, 1823-1850.
Currently not on view
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Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 3 3/8 in x 3 in; 8.5725 cm x 7.62 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Sophonisba P. Breckinridge
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