Mug

Description
Spun cylindrical child's cup or mug with a hollow, flattened C-shape handle and a machine-stamped band of oak leaves and acorns above the reeded and flared base; body has matte surface, while molded rim, handle and base are shiny. Engraved on front "W" in script. Underside of flat bottom is struck with three marks: a lion passant facing right in clipped-corner surround, an anchor in a shield, and the raised Old English or gothic letter "G" in a clipped-corner surround; "[S]TERLING" in incuse serif letters; and "O"; incised between marks are "XIV" and "3103" with "S.L.K" at lower right.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1882
maker
Gorham Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 3 5/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 9.2075 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
DL.60.0992
catalog number
60.0992
accession number
71656
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. E. W. Bellamy
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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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