Prize Cup

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1851
date awarded
1851-10
recipient; owner
Washington, Mary Anne Hammond
place made
United States
place awarded, place owned
United States: Georgia, Macon
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 3 1/4 in x 2 3/8 in; 7.62 cm x 8.255 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
DL.60.0990
catalog number
60.0990
accession number
71656
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Ellen Washington Bellamy
subject
Awards and Prizes
Expositions and Fairs
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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