Child's cup and saucer

Object Number: 
1969.24ab
Date: 
ca. 1852
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Cup: 3 1/8 x 4 5/8 x 3 5/8 in. ( 7.9 x 11.7 x 9.2 cm ) Saucer: 3/4 x 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. ( 1.9 x 13 x 13 cm ) Silver
Marks: 
Mark: stamped on bases: "TIFFANY YOUNG & ELLIS" over "J. C. M." Inscription: engraved with script initials located in center cartouches: "J. J. T. L." Translation: Initials have been related to John Jacob Taylor Luqueer (c. 1854-1900), father of the don
Description: 
Wrought silver child's cup and saucer; octagonal squat bulbous body with a flared rim; seated on a molded octagon foot; cast, s-scroll handle; each side of the body chased with foliate scroll cartouches, alternating with empty and floral chased interiors; cartouche opposite the handle engraved, "J. J. T. L." in script; makers' marks on the base. Raised octagonal saucer with an applied and molded rim; each section of the saucer engraved with scrolled foliate cartouches, alternating with empty and floral chased interiors; one cartouche engraved, "J. J. T. L." in script; makers' marks on the base.
Gallery Label: 
John Jacob Taylor Luqueer (1852-1900) received this cup and saucer as a child. Luqueer was descended from an old New York family that traced its roots to the city's early French Huguenot immigrants.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of John Taylor Lequier
Provenance: 
Given to John Jacob Taylor Luqueer (1852-1900), who married Matilda Parsons Corning (1861-1948); to their son John Taylor Lequier (1889-1969), the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group