Mug

Object Number: 
1944.129
Date: 
ca. 1830
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 3 x 4 in. ( 8.9 x 7.6 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
Inscriptions: engraved at center front: "Catherine. Chauncey/ from her Uncle Charles" in script Maker's marks: stamped on base: "J & I. COX" with rectangular surround in relief at bottom. Three pseudo hallmarks of profile bust in oval surround, star in
Description: 
Silver mug; cylindrical, fluted body that flares at the lip; applied, convex base band with die-roll band scene of a fox hunt; s-scroll handle at rear; engraved, "Catherine Chauncey/ from her Uncle Charles" in script on the center front; retailer's marks on the base.
Gallery Label: 
Mug donated by Mrs. Edwin M. Blake (formerly Mrs. George T. Linsley) and believed to have belonged to Catherine Chauncey, grand-daughter of Commodore Isaac C. Chauncey (1772-1840), commander of naval forces at Lakes Erie and Ontario during War of 1812 (see accession file and MIMSY record for #1970.5ab). Cmdr. Chauncey was commandant of New York Navy Yard from 1825-1832.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Edwin M. Blake
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group