Child's mug

Object Number: 
1997.4a
Date: 
1915
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/8 x 2 5/8 x 4 in. ( 8.6 x 6.7 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
Inscriptions: engraved at lower front center: "Eugene Hoffman Walker/ from/ Hoffman Nickerson/ March 28th 1915" in script Retailer's marks: stamped on the base: "TIFFANY & Co./ 5470H MAKERS 658/ STERLING SILVER/ 925-1000/ M"
Description: 
Cast and seamed silver mug from a child's breakfast set; circular body with straight sides, seamed across from the handle; concave foot applied to the base; cast, loop handle applied to one side; repoussé chase band depicting a parade of children playing musical instruments applied below the reeded rim; engraved below the band, "Eugene Hoffman Walker/ from/ Hoffman Nickerson/ March 28th 1915" in script; makers' marks on the base.
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. 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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Eugene Hoffman Walker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group