Beaker

Beaker

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
beaker
date made
1837-1846
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 3/8 in x 3 in; 8.5725 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
DL.383994
catalog number
383994
accession number
172945
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Sophonisba P. Breckinridge
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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