Overall: 3 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 5 3/8 in. ( 9.2 x 7.9 x 13.7 cm ) Silver Weight: 164 oz (troy) 12 dwt (256 g)
Wrought silver mug; circular body with straight sides tapered from applied, molded base band, with meander wire mid way, to an applied, molded rim; applied, molded mid-band with meander wire midway; wide, plain s-scroll handle with a semi-circular terminal; lower, front body engraved with a heart-shaped reserve surrounded by foliate scrolls, " I S E" cipher in the center of reserve; "S/ I * E" engraved in block letters on the handle; maker's mark on the base.
Gift of Miss Elizabeth Harison and William Harison
Inscription: engraved cipher "ISE" framed in heart with Baroque mantling of tendrils surmounted by foliate bud; "S/I+E" engraved in block letters along upper arc of handle. Maker's mark: stamped on base: "K TE" in block letters conjoined in a rectangle
This mug probably belonged to Johannes (1688-1747) and Elizabeth Staats Schuyler (1659-1737), who were married in 1695. Captain Schuyler was the tenth mayor of Albany (1703-1706), an Indian Commissioner, trader, and the brother of Peter Schuyler, Albany's first mayor. A mate to this mug is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Hofer, Margaret K. "Seventeenth-and eighteenth-century family silver." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 156-161.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.