Shallow circular cup with straight sides rounded into a flat bottom, decorated on its exterior with bright cut engraved bouquets of daisy-like flowers, their arched stems framing the inscription at front "TO" in a small scroll pierced by an arrow above ""Kid" from Si / 1890. April 9. 1893." in script. Gilt-washed interior with lip around rim; hollow D- or ear-shaped handle. Bottom underside struck with three incuse marks, a conjoined "anchor-ended T & S" motif in rectangular outline, "STERLING" in an oval outline, and "20". Part of child's cup and saucer set, 1991.0794.01-.02.
Maker is A. F. Towle & Son Co.; founded by Anthony Francis Towle and his son Edward Bass Towle as A. F. Towle & Son in Newburyport, MA, 1873; name changed in 1882 and moved to Greenfield, MA in 1890. Company folded in 1900 and was purchased by George C. Lunt in 1902.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1893
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (gilt washed interior material)
average spatial: 4.2 cm; 1 5/8 in
overall: 1 5/8 in x 3 7/8 in x 3 in; 4.1275 cm x 9.8425 cm x 7.62 cm
Place Made
United States: Massachusetts, Greenfield
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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