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Beaker

Object Number: 
1957.195
Date: 
ca. 1805
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 8.9 x 8.3 cm )
Marks: 
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 ov
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of John B. Morris, Jr.
Provenance: 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group