Part (mug): 3 3/8 x 2 5/8 x 4 in. (8.6 x 6.7 x 10.2 cm) Part (bowl): 5 x 3 in. (12.7 x 7.6 cm) Part (saucer): 7 1/2 x
Cast and seamed silver child's breakfast set including a mug, bowl, saucer and spoon; each repouss
Gift of Mr. Eugene Hoffman Walker
engraved: front center of the mug and the base of the bowl: "Eugene Hoffman Walker/ from/ Hoffman Nickerson/ March 28th 1915" in script engraved: on the underside of the spoon handle: "E H W" in script stamped: on the base of the mug: "TIFFANY & Co./ 5470B MAKERS 658/ STERLING SILVER/ 925-1000/ M" stamped: on the base of the bowl: "TIFFANY & Co./ 5472 MAKERS 17313/ STERLING SILVER/ 925-1000/ M/ 1 1/4 PINTS" stamped: on the base of the saucer: "TIFFANY & Co/ 5472 MAKERS 17313/ STERLING SILVER/ 925-1000/ M" stamped: on the underside of the spoon handle: "TIFFANY & CO STERLING M"
Silver breakfast sets were a popular christening gift during the early years of this century, and New York's Tiffany and Company catered heavily to this demand. Mr. Walker is a descendant of Samuel V. Hoffman, a major donor and past president of the Historical Society.
This silver set was presented to Eugene Walker by his godfather, Hoffman Nickerson. Mr. Walker was born in New York City in 1915 to John B. Walker and Mai Elmendorf Hackstaff.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.