A good antebellum sterling silver beaker or julep cup. Of southern interest in the neoclassical revival taste. Henry Fletcher and Charles Fletcher Bennett. Body of flared cylinder or.The top with a reinforced rolled round lip, the base with a flared collar foot, engraved with a later tribute with tiny flourishes. Base diameter, weighing 3.8 troy ounces or 120 grams, a.
Faint but pronounced line dent to the body just above the base, the collar foot slightly out of round with dents to the edge. Multiple dents and nicks over the body where some are faint, others more pronounced, the inside bottom with light pitting overall, tarnish and wear commensurate with age and use, finely made, overall good to very good condition. Henry Fletcher was born 14 Mar 1789 Alstead, New Hampshire, worked before 1818 in Boston. Died 13 Jul 1866 Louisville.
He died circa 1870 Louisville, Kentucky. ² The proximate date is based on the active working period of the partnership and the style of the beaker.
925 fine would later be adopted as the standard for purity in 1868, the partnership chose to work this cup in the higher standard as coin silver remained very much in use. The item "Good Sterling Silver Julep Cup Fletcher & Bennett Louisville, Kentucky Ca, 1860" is in sale since Saturday, March 14, 2020.This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Coin Silver (. The seller is "tysilver" and is located in Williamsburg, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.