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Mug

Mug
Title
Mug
Date 
1855
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. ( 11.1 x 7 x 9.8 cm )
Description 
Seamed silver mug; cylindrical body with molded rings around the base; die-rolled bell flower bands applied around the rim and the foot; cast; s-scroll handle; three repoussé chased cartouches on the center of the body, central scrolled four leaf clover engraved, "J De F W/ from Auntie./ Jan. 28, 1855" in script with two scrolled circle cartouches on either side engraved with flowers; maker's mark on the base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Adelaide Milton De Groot
Object Number 
1941.1003
Marks 
Inscriptions: engraved at center-front with repousse and chased cartouche: "J De F W/ from Auntie./ Jan. 28, 1855" in script, bright-cut. Hallmark: stamped in relief on base: "BALL, BLACK & CO" in semi-circle with conforming rectangular surround located above center punch mark. Beneath center punch are marks in relief: slightly obscured "W" in circular surround; "NEW. YORK" in rectangular surround; and slightly obscured "W" in circular surround [could "W" be eagle?]. Beneath those marks is relief stamp of "W.F" in rectangular surround, likely attributable to William Forbes.
Gallery Label 
The initials engraved on this mug belong to Jeanette de Forest Windle, who was presented the vessel by her aunt in 1855.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group