Mug

Description
Raised cann or mug with high incurved neck and flared rim, straight tapered sides rounded at bottom, and a cast, incurved circular foot. Hollow, double C-scroll handle has a plain sprig or upturned tab on top, pendant beads soldered to body below upper terminal, and a lower scroll terminal with pointed tailpiece and oval attachment. Bottom underside is engraved in shaded serif letters "C / T*A" and "A*B". Partial stamp struck once to left of handle below rim on exterior appears to be the raised serif letters "S[S]" in a surround.
Attributed to Simeon Soumaine of New York, NY (born in London and baptized at the Huguenot Church, 1685; died, 1750). Piece has been dated to c. 1706 and first half of the 18th century; the double C-scroll handle suggests a date towards the end of that range, 1740-1750.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1740-1750
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 1/8 in x 4 in x 2 7/8 in; 10.4775 cm x 10.16 cm x 7.3025 cm
ID Number
1977.0122.01
catalog number
1977.0122.01
accession number
1977.0122
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Donald A. and Mrs. Oretta D. Sears
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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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