Sterling Silver Cup

Antique baby cup or mug, sterling silver, Wood & Hughes of NY, c. 1870s

Antique baby cup or mug, sterling silver, Wood & Hughes of NY, c. 1870s
Antique baby cup or mug, sterling silver, Wood & Hughes of NY, c. 1870s
Antique baby cup or mug, sterling silver, Wood & Hughes of NY, c. 1870s
Antique baby cup or mug, sterling silver, Wood & Hughes of NY, c. 1870s
Antique baby cup or mug, sterling silver, Wood & Hughes of NY, c. 1870s
Antique baby cup or mug, sterling silver, Wood & Hughes of NY, c. 1870s
Antique baby cup or mug, sterling silver, Wood & Hughes of NY, c. 1870s
Antique baby cup or mug, sterling silver, Wood & Hughes of NY, c. 1870s
Antique baby cup or mug, sterling silver, Wood & Hughes of NY, c. 1870s

Antique baby cup or mug, sterling silver, Wood & Hughes of NY, c. 1870s   Antique baby cup or mug, sterling silver, Wood & Hughes of NY, c. 1870s
This is an antique sterling silver presentation mug or baby cup, dating from c. The 1870s, made by Wood & Hughes. The mug is hand engraved with bright-cut ferns and classical decorations flanking a cartouche in which are engraved the initials "REJ" in feathered lettering; I believe this was probably made during the transition from Classical motifs to the Aesthetic taste in the 1870s. It has decorative beading at the rim and a decorative band of eye-shaped lozenges at the base.

The bottom is marked with the Wood and Hughes maker's mark, Sterling, and 169. The workmanship is of high standard, as expected from what was one of New York City's premier silver manufacturers in the mid-to-late 19th century. The cup measures approximately 3 1/4 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter (not including the handle), and weighs approximately 139 grams. There are one or two light dents and a few scratches, as expected for a sterling cup of this age, and there are some tarnish spots in the interior, but overall it is in very good antique condition. The cup retains its original, warm patina; I will leave any cleaning or polishing to the next owner.

The item "Antique baby cup or mug, sterling silver, Wood & Hughes of NY, c. 1870s" is in sale since Wednesday, September 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "plumpolly" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Viet nam, Uruguay.
  • Composition: Sterling Silver
  • Maker: Wood and Hughes
  • Age: 1850-1899
  • Brand: Wood and Hughes

Antique baby cup or mug, sterling silver, Wood & Hughes of NY, c. 1870s   Antique baby cup or mug, sterling silver, Wood & Hughes of NY, c. 1870s