Overall: 4 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. ( 11.1 x 7 x 9.8 cm )
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.
Gift of Adelaide Milton De Groot
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.