Overall: 3 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 4 3/8 in. ( 9.2 x 7.9 x 11.1 cm ) Silver Weight: 5 oz (troy) 1 dwt (186 g)
Seamed silver mug; circular body with straight sides, tapering from the molded and reeded base band to the applied, plain over beaded rim; four die-rolled bands around the body, two foliate, waved bands around the mid section and daisy bands around the upper and lower body; cast and applied double-scroll handle with a forked terminal; engraved in the center, "Hebe G. Gedney" in script; engraved on the base, "1850;" maker's marks on the base.
Gift of Mrs. Algernon S. Sullivan
Inscriptions: engraved at center front, upper quarter: "Hebe G. Gedney" in script Date "1850" is also engraved at bottom of mug. Maker's mark: stamped on base: "S. KIRK" in a rectangle above two assay office marks; assay marks depict arms of Maryland in oval surround, dated 1824-30, stamped in relief; and obscured relief mark resembling castle in rectangular surround associated with Kirk in 1829 and 1830.
This mug belonged to Hebe G. Gedney (1792-1853), wife of Captain Thomas F. Gedney (1790-1857), U.S.N., who discovered the Gedney Channel in New York Harbor in 1837.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.