Raised and spot-hammered inverted bell-shaped cup with applied rim having three cross-patterned extensions secured with square faceted pins; engraved on front "HTS" in a decorative block letter font. D- or ear-shaped strap handle with cross terminals also secured with square faceted pins; flat bottom. Bottom underside struck with three incuse marks, "MB" flanking a crossed spade and pick axe, "STERLING", and "6250", all in sans serif letters.
Attributed to Joseph Mayer & Brothers of Seattle, WA, 1895-1945. Firm known more for producing flatware versus holloware.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
early 20th century
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
average spatial: 6.5 cm x 9.8 cm; 2 9/16 in x 3 7/8 in
overall: 2 5/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 6.6675 cm x 9.525 cm x 6.985 cm
place made
United States: Washington, Seattle
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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