Cup

about 1837
J. & W. L. Ward & Co. (about 1839–1850)


Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Dimensions

9.5 x 11 x 7.2 cm (3 3/4 x 4 5/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.734

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Eight-sided cup with applied handle and applied molding at top and bottom. Some old repair work at corners at top of cup; the top applied molding is splitting away from the main body on one section, two panes over from handle; corners are split in two places at top rim. Two dents on corner of two panels of body near inscription.

Inscription

On one panel: "Uncle John / to / A.G.S." and on another panel: "Baby Richard / from / Grandma / April 9, 1924"

Markings

Stamped on bottom: "J. & W. L. Ward / Chestnut St."

Provenance

Initials in engraving represent John Gibbs Gilbert (Uncle John) to Annie Gavett Bartlett (A.G.B.), Richard B. Pierce (Baby Richard).

Credit Line

Gift of Richard B. Peirce