Overall: 4 5/8 x 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. ( 11.7 x 8.3 x 12.1 cm ) Silver Weight: 8 oz (troy) 5 dwt (257 g)
Wrought silver mug; circular body with straight sides tapering from the molded base band to the rim; double-scroll handle, forked at solid scroll terminal; engraved on the center front, "B M W" in bright-cut script; maker's marks on the base.
Inscription: engraved on front center: "B M W" in bright-cut foliate script. Maker's Mark: stamped on base: "I * V" in a rectangle, "P" in roman letters in a rectangle; unidentifiable pseudohallmark (possibly an eagle).
According to the original bill of sale housed in the Historical Society's library, this mug, along with a beaker and two sets of flatware, were purchased from John Vernon by Benjamin White in 1794.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.