Saucer decorated with bright cut engraved daisy-like flowers on its rim; center of flat well is engraved "1890. April 9. 1893." in script. Single reed on rim underside. 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. Exact dates Towle & Son used the above mark not known.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1893
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
average spatial: 11.3 cm; 4 7/16 in
overall: 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in; 1.27 cm x 11.43 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Greenfield
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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