Beaker

Description:

Handleless seamed cylindrical cup with straight tapered sides and applied molded rim and foot ring, both double reeded; flat bottom set in. Engraved in script on exterior "William C.P. Breckinridge / from his Grandmother / SBP". Bottom underside struck once with a shield-body, spreadwing eagle, head facing left, in a square above H. M\c/KEEN" in raised serif letters inside a sawtooth rectangle.

Maker is Henry McKeen of Philadelphia, PA; working, 1823-1850.

Date Made: 1837-1846

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings

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Credit Line: Gift of Miss Sophonisba P. Breckinridge

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.383994Catalog Number: 383994Accession Number: 172945

Object Name: beaker

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 3/8 in x 3 in; 8.5725 cm x 7.62 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b1-021f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1050324

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