Child's Cup

Child's Cup

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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.
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Object Name
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)
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
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Charlotte Ellis Danforth in memory of J. Lewis Ellis and Olive M. Ellis
Food Culture
Gifts & Presents
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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