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Mug

Mug
Mug
Title
Mug
Date 
ca. 1830
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 3 x 4 in. ( 8.9 x 7.6 x 10.2 cm )
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Edwin M. Blake
Object Number 
1944.129
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 circular surround, and lion passant in rectangular surround also stamped in relief below maker's marks.
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group