Child's Cup

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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 incuse with a conjoined "anchor-ended T & S" motif in rectangular outline, "STERLING" in oval outline, and "20". From 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.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1893
engraved date
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Greenfield
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (gilt washed interior material)
overall: 1 5/8 in x 3 7/8 in x 3 in; 4.1275 cm x 9.8425 cm x 7.62 cm
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catalog number
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Birthdays, General
Food Culture
Gifts & Presents
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Data Source
National Museum of American History