Child's place setting with case
Silver, leather, velvet, silk, metal
Box: 9 5/8 x 5 5/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 24.4 x 14.3 x 4.4 cm )
Part (spoon): 7 3/8 x 1 5/8 x 1 in. (18.7 x 4.1 x 2.5 cm)
Silver child's place setting including a spoon, table knife and fork in a red leather box; handles in the form of cherubim wrapped in graped vines; spoon and fork with baluster stems; spoon with a pointed oval bowl; fork with four curved tines; both engraved, "J. Mc K 3d - J. H. Mc K" in block letters on the bowls; knife with a flat, curved blade engraved, "J. Mc K 3d/ --/ J. H. Mc K" in block letters; makers' marks stamped on the underside of the blade; red leather ovoid box with a domed lid, lined with purple velvet on the bottom and white silk on the top; silk stamped with the retailer's mark.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Irving McKesson
engraved: on the spoon and fork bowls: "J. Mc K 3d - J. H. Mc K" in block letters
engraved: on the knife blade: "J. Mc K 3d/- -/ J. H. Mc K" in block letters
stamped: on the underside of the blade: "ENG'STERLIG/ 925-1000" and a gothic "B" in a diamond
stamped: on the inside of the lid: "GOLD AND SILVER * SMITHS" in a garter around, "TIFFANY & Co/ 550/ & 552/ BROADWAY"
Presented to John McKesson (1868-1873); held by his father John McKesson, Jr. (ca. 1843-1924); given to John Henderson McKesson (1906-1927); retained by his parents, Irving McKesson (1872-1958) and Mary Henderson (b. 1878), the donors.
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