Prize Cup

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
Object Name
prize
cup
date made
1851
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
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
DL*60.0990
catalog number
60.0990
accession number
71656
subject
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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