Special Summer Offerings

Now through Labor Day enjoy an exciting array of family programs and admission discounts for museum-goers of all ages!

Beaker

Object Number: 
1972.9
Date: 
1795-1797
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 5/8 x 3 in. ( 9.2 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: Bright-cut engraved reserve located at center-front of body, and includes foliate script initials "A.E.O./1825." surrounded by bright-cut engraved scalloped oval frame hanging from bright-cut engraved ribbons and pendant with bright-engraved
Description: 
Wrought silver beaker; raised cylindrical body with a slightly flared lip; applied, molded baseband; oval reserve on the front center suspended from a bow-knot and floral garlands; reserve engraved, "A & O/ 1835" in bright-cut script; maker's marks on the base.
Gallery Label: 
This beaker was once in the collection of Philip H. Hammerslough. In his catalog, he misattributes the mark to John and Tunis Denise. Based on the secondary mark, a bird's head in an ellipse, the beaker was made by Joseph and Teunis Dubois. The bird's head mark is found on many of Joseph Dubois' other works, including a coffeepot (1937.188), and a tea service (1911.37a-e) in the Society's collection.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Provenance: 
Philip H. Hammerslough
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group