Mug

Description
Raised bulbous or bellied cann or mug inscribed on front "A. M. Kirkland / to / W. H. Day" in engraved script. Applied reeded molding on the flared rim, rounded bottom, and cast flared circular foot. Hollow, double C-scroll handle has a scrolled acanthus leaf on top and a split scroll lower terminal; short oval struts and attachments. Bottom underside struck at center "C.Wiltberger" in raised roman letters in a conforming surround. No centerpoint. One of two canns, DL*60.3903A-B.
Maker is Christian Wiltberger (1766-1851) of Philadelphia, PA; working by 1793 (when partnership with Samuel Alexander dissolved) until 1817.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cann
date made
ca 1795
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 402.3 g; 14.19 oz
overall: 5 1/8 in x 4 7/8 in x 3 in; 13.0175 cm x 12.3825 cm x 7.62 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
DL*60.3903A
catalog number
60.3903A
accession number
226997
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 Colonel William E. Shipp
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