Lidless raised bulbous or bellied cann or mug bright-cut engraved with a variety of ferns and plants around body forming a reserve at front inscribed in various fonts "PRESENTED / TO / M\r. J•D•Batchelor / on his retirement from business / AS A TOKEN OF / ESTEEM AND REGARD / BY A FEW SINCERE FRIENDS / MANCHESTER / May 1\st 1877." Flared rim scored around exterior and cast circular flared foot. Hollow, double C-scroll handle has a scrolled acanthus leaf on top and a split scroll lower terminal; conical struts. Bottom underside struck with five marks around the centerpoint, a diamond-shaped English registry mark for December 15, 1870; a lion rampant facing left in conforming surround; the raised script letters "(J or S?).W" in textured oval; the raised serif date letter "n" in scalloped shield; and crowned leopard's head in scalloped shield. Stored in fitted case, DL*61.1068B.
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Object Name
date cann made
date presented
date engraved design registered
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 5 in x 5 3/8 in x 3 11/16 in; 12.7 cm x 13.716 cm x 9.398 cm
overall: 5 in x 5 5/8 in x 3 3/4 in; 12.7 cm x 14.2875 cm x 9.525 cm
place engraved
United Kingdom: England, Manchester, Manchester
place cann made
United Kingdom: England, London
place sold; placed presented; place used
United Kingdom: England, Manchester, Manchester
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Charles and Rosanna Batchelor Memorial, Inc.
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