Overall: 3 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 8.9 x 8.3 cm )
Wrought silver beaker; raised cylindrical body with a slightly flared lip; applied, plain baseband; front center engraved, "M E B" in bright-cut script over "F Morris/ No. 27." in script; maker's marks on the base.
Bequest of John B. Morris, Jr.
Inscriptions: engraved at front center: "M E B" in bright-cut script over "F Morris/ No. 27." in script Maker's marks: stamped on base: "NFRANCIS" in a rectangle over the engraving, "C [G?] V P" in roman letters and below a spread eagle with a shield over its breast in a square
The beaker may have been made for the birth of Mary Elizabeth Babcock (b. 1808) and passed down to Frances Morris, whose initials are also engraved on it.
Mary Elizabeth Babcock (1808-1851), who married William Lewis Morris (1805-1864); to their daughter Frances Morris (b.1832); to her brother John Babcock Morris (b.1839), who married Mary E. Faitoute; to their son John Babcock Morris Jr. (1881-1957), the donor.
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