Child's Cup

Child's Cup

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Description
Seamed cylindrical cup or mug with rococo-style, repousse chased scrolls and flowers forming a reserve at front engraved "Carrie" in calligraphic letters; additional blossoms and butterflies or moths around sides. Hollow, spurred broken scroll handle with split terminal; applied molded rim and foot ring, both with beading; and flat bottom set in. Bottom underside struck above and below centerpoint "T.Y.&E." and "NEW•YORK", both in raised serif letters in rectangles, and with a vertical mark "W / & / H" in an oval.
Made by Wood & Hughes for Tiffany, Young & Ellis of New York, NY; marks used, 1848-1852. "Ellis" is the donor's father, Jabez Lewis Ellis.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mug
date made
1848 - 1852
place made
United States: New York, New York City
place retailed
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 3/8 in x 4 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; 11.1125 cm x 11.43 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
DL.300500
catalog number
300500
accession number
61510
Credit Line
Charlotte Ellis Danforth in memory of J. Lewis Ellis and Olive M. Ellis
subject
Baby
Children
Food Culture
Gifts & Presents
Girls
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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