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Mug (Christening Cup)

Decorative Arts and Design

  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1907
    DIMENSIONS 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3 in. (8.9 x 11.4 x 7.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Stamped on bottom: "TIFFANY & Co / 5470 MAKERS 2706 / STERLING SILVER / 925-1000 / M"; scratched "ahc" and "9/05"
    INSCRIPTIONS Engraved at top of mug, on side opposite handle, in script: "Thomas Wilson"
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Helen Wilson
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Mug (christening cup); silver. Cylindrical shape with short, molded foot band and reeded rim; C-shaped handle with tufted decoration; frieze band around central portion of body comprises children's 4th of July parade and includes pony cart decked with flowers and children with flags and musical instruments. Engraved in script on front, above frieze: "Thomas Wilson." Gilt interior. CONDITION: Normal wear and scratches, especially to interior. worn in bottom and around rim.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Tiffany & Company (American, founded 1853). Mug (Christening Cup), ca. 1907. Silver, 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3 in. (8.9 x 11.4 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Helen Wilson, 88.65.6. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 88.65.6.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 88.65.6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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