Mug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1725-1735

GUSN

GUSN-26396

Description

Small silver beaker-shaped mug with C-shaped handle and reinforced foot ring. Foot ring and handle have ribbed decoration. Base of handle curls upward. Engraved beaver with fish in mouth appears opposite handle. Impressed maker's mark appears between engraving and handle. Mark is shield-shaped with crown over initials "IE" with cross below. Owner's initials engraved in base: "F/II".

Details

Descriptive Terms

mugs
engraving (printing process)
hammering
impressing
silver (metal)
soldering
Mug

Inscription

Impressed and engraved on side: Impressed: ""IE"" Engraved: ""F/II""

Maker

Burt, John, 1692-1745-46 (Silversmith)

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

2 1/8 x 3 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Eleanor Fayerweather

Accession Number

1993.650

Reference Notes

Fennimore, Donald L., Author. The Knopf Collectors' Guides: Silver & Pewter. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984.

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