Goblet

Description
Large, raised, tulip-shaped, standing cup encircled by chased and repousse flowers, leaves, and C-scrolls framing areas of diaper and squiggle patterning; scrolls at front form a reserve inscribed in engraved script "Presented / to / Franklin Peale / By the / Ladies of the U.S. Mint / Dec\r/. 25\th/.. 1851". Tall, cylindrical stem with astragal knop and domed circular foot wreathed by flowers. Die-rolled decorative band of foliage at rim and in a Greek key pattern at foot. Gilt wash on upper half of interior. Inside of foot ring possibly struck "W. WILSON" over "[R&W.WILS]ON", both in raised serif letters in rectangles.
It has been suggested William Wilson (Philadelphia, PA; d. after 1858) deliberately overstruck this piece to indicate it was made after his brother Robert either left the partnership or died, circa 1846. William ran the firm alone until 1858 when it became William Wilson & Son.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
goblet
presentation piece
date made
1851
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (gilt wash on interior material)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 4 in; 20.32 cm x 10.16 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
DL*251470.0001
catalog number
251470.0001
accession number
251470
subject
Presentation
Christmas
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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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