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Beaker

Beaker

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Description
Handleless seamed cylindrical cup with straight tapered sides and applied molded rim and foot ring; flat bottom set in. Engraved on exterior "PME" in conjoined foliate script. Bottom underside struck once "C•A•BURNETT" in raised serif letters in a rectangle flanked by a right-facing, standing spreadwing eagle in a clipped-corner surround (the one at left right-side up; the one at right upside-down).
Maker is Charles A. Burnett (1769-1849), who worked in Fredericksburg, VA from 1788-93; Alexandria, VA from 1793-96; and Georgetown, DC from 1796-circa 1840.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
beaker
date made
ca 1815
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 8.255 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
DL.59.0600
catalog number
59.0600
accession number
219034
Credit Line
Gift of Roger Pryor Templin
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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