Overall: 3 5/8 x 3 in. ( 9.2 x 7.6 cm )
Wrought silver beaker; raised cylindrical body with a slightly flared lip; applied, molded baseband; oval reserve on the front center suspended from a bow-knot and floral garlands; reserve engraved, "A & O/ 1835" in bright-cut script; maker's marks on the base.
Inscription: Bright-cut engraved reserve located at center-front of body, and includes foliate script initials "A.E.O./1825." surrounded by bright-cut engraved scalloped oval frame hanging from bright-cut engraved ribbons and pendant with bright-engraved mantling of floral garlands. Underneath frame are two bright-cut engraved foliate laurel branches intertwined with ribbon. Maker's mark: stamped on base: "J & T.D" in roman letters in a rectangular surround; Eagle's head in oval surround also stamped once in relief on bottom below center punch.
This beaker was once in the collection of Philip H. Hammerslough. In his catalog, he misattributes the mark to John and Tunis Denise. Based on the secondary mark, a bird's head in an ellipse, the beaker was made by Joseph and Teunis Dubois. The bird's head mark is found on many of Joseph Dubois' other works, including a coffeepot (1937.188), and a tea service (1911.37a-e) in the Society's collection.
Philip H. Hammerslough
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