Handleless seamed cylindrical cup with straight tapered sides, a faint band of five incised lines, and an applied molded rim and foot ring, both with beading; flat bottom set in. Engraved in script on opposite sides of exterior "W\m C.P. Breckinridge." and "S.A. Society Premium, / for Essay 1858." Bottom underside struck once "JOHN KITTS & CO." in incuse serif letters.
Maker is John Kitts & Co. of Louisville, KY; active circa 1836-1878.
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date made
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 4 in x 3 3/16 in; 10.16 cm x 8.128 cm
overall: 4 in x 3 1/8 in; 10.16 cm x 7.9375 cm
place made
United States: Kentucky, Louisville
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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 Miss Sophonisba P. Breckinridge
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