Cylindrical child's cup or mug symmetrically engraved with curved leafy sprigs forming a wreath at front containing the stamped letters "J.H.C."; a perched bird and flowers extend around sides. Bracket handle with beaded vertical bar, square in section, topped by a closed-leaf finial and C scroll terminals attached to shaped plates; applied cabled rim and foot ring; and flat bottom. Bottom underside struck with four marks, a five-petaled flower; the Old English or gothic letters "W", "W", and "H", in separate shaped surrounds; the raised serif letter "S" in a rounded-corner surround; and the raised serif letters "EP" crowned in a shield.
Maker is W. W. Harrison (William Wheatcroft) of Sheffield, England; in business, 1871-1905. Not known when he used these marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
cup, child's
date made
ca 1900
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
overall: 9.9 cm x 9 cm x 6.4 cm; 3 7/8 in x 3 9/16 in x 2 1/2 in
overall: 3 5/8 in x 3 5/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 9.2075 cm x 9.21004 cm x 6.35 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John H. Crea
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