Prize Cup

Seamed, tulip-shaped, footed cup or mug with repousse chased crossed stems of flowers forming a reserve on front engraved in script "SCAS / to / M. A. Washington / for the best Floral / design / Oct. 1851." Hollow, spurred, broken scroll handle; applied beaded and quarter round rim and foot ring; flat bottom set in. Bottom underside struck once at center "PURE COIN" in raised serif letters in a triangle. Above and below are remnants of white paper labels. No maker's marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 7.3 cm x 8.3 cm x 5.9 cm; 2 7/8 in x 3 1/4 in x 2 5/16 in
overall: 3 in x 3 1/4 in x 2 3/8 in; 7.62 cm x 8.255 cm x 6.0325 cm
place made
United States
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 Mrs. E. W. Bellamy
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