Child's breakfast set

Child's breakfast set
Title
Child's breakfast set
Date 
1915
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Part (mug): 3 3/8 x 2 5/8 x 4 in. (8.6 x 6.7 x 10.2 cm) Part (bowl): 5 x 3 in. (12.7 x 7.6 cm) Part (saucer): 7 1/2 x
Description 
Cast and seamed silver child's breakfast set including a mug, bowl, saucer and spoon; each repoussé chased, except for the spoon, with bands depicting a parade of children playing musical instruments; the mug and bowl are engraved, "Eugene Hoffman Walker/ from/ Hoffman Nickerson/ March 28th 1915" in script; makers' marks on the bases.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Eugene Hoffman Walker
Object Number 
1997.4a-d
Marks 
engraved: front center of the mug and the base of the bowl: "Eugene Hoffman Walker/ from/ Hoffman Nickerson/ March 28th 1915" in script engraved: on the underside of the spoon handle: "E H W" in script stamped: on the base of the mug: "TIFFANY & Co./ 5470B MAKERS 658/ STERLING SILVER/ 925-1000/ M" stamped: on the base of the bowl: "TIFFANY & Co./ 5472 MAKERS 17313/ STERLING SILVER/ 925-1000/ M/ 1 1/4 PINTS" stamped: on the base of the saucer: "TIFFANY & Co/ 5472 MAKERS 17313/ STERLING SILVER/ 925-1000/ M" stamped: on the underside of the spoon handle: "TIFFANY & CO STERLING M"
Gallery Label 
Silver breakfast sets were a popular christening gift during the early years of this century, and New York's Tiffany and Company catered heavily to this demand. Mr. Walker is a descendant of Samuel V. Hoffman, a major donor and past president of the Historical Society.
Provenance 
This silver set was presented to Eugene Walker by his godfather, Hoffman Nickerson. Mr. Walker was born in New York City in 1915 to John B. Walker and Mai Elmendorf Hackstaff.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group