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Beaker

Beaker
Title
Beaker
Date 
ca. 1805
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 8.9 x 8.3 cm )
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.
Credit Line 
Bequest of John B. Morris, Jr.
Object Number 
1957.195
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 over its breast in a square
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.
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