Child's Cup


Spun cylindrical child's cup or mug with a hollow, flat-top curved handle and a machine-stamped band patterned with diamonds and milling above the flared base; body has matte surface, while single-bead rim, handle and base are shiny. Engraved on front "W" in script. Underside of flat bottom is struck with three marks: a lion passant facing right in clipped-corner surround, an anchor in a shield, and the raised Old English or gothic letter "G" in a surround; "STERLING" in incuse serif letters; and "O"; incised between marks are "XIV" and "3002".

Date Made: 1882

Owner; User: Washington, Mary Anne HammondMaker: Gorham Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Rhode Island, ProvidencePlace Owned; Place Used: United States: Georgia, Macon

Subject: ChildrenBeverages


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


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Mrs. Ellen Washington Bellamy

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.0991Catalog Number: 60.0991Accession Number: 71656

Object Name: mug

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 7/8 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 7.3025 cm x 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm


Record Id: nmah_301005

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