Inverted bell-shaped, handled cup on pedestal base with pierced, circular foot. High cast scroll handle has leafy terminals and a circular flower inside top curve. Die-rolled bands of laurel leaves and hexagonal star motifs at rim and midbody, and pointed leaves and single buds around top of base. Handle struck with three marks, a crowned eagle with cross-in-oval body, "A / * * / S" in raised serif letters in a diamond or lozenge, and a bull's head, facing forward, in conforming surround. Partial maker's mark on rounded bottom inside and another bull's head on underside. Part of cup and saucer set, DL*377439A-B.
Based on marks, made in Turin during the period it was part of the Kingdom of Sardinia, 1824-1872.
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date made
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 11.2 cm x 11.2 cm x 8 cm; 4 7/16 in x 4 7/16 in x 3 1/8 in
overall: 4 1/2 in x 4 3/8 in x 3 1/8 in; 11.43 cm x 11.1125 cm x 7.9375 cm
place made
Italia: Piemonte, Torino
Italia: Regno di Sardegna
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Domestic Furnishings
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Francis T. Redwood
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