Sterling Silver Jefferson cups are your very own piece of American history! In 1806, Thomas Jefferson sent two silver cups given to him by friend and teacher, George Wythe, along with two other silver cups to Virginia silversmith, John Letelier.
Jefferson's instructions were to melt the cups and make them into eight smaller cups similar to a model he'd sent along. The style was known as a tumbler - a low, round-bottomed cup popular from the 17th through 18th century. The cups were completed in 1810 and were used at Monticello until Jefferson's death in 1826.
Four of the original cups are presently in the Monticello collection. Fine set of (2) sterling silver cups by Stieff. 2 1/2" in height and 3 1/4" wide at the mouth. Both cups are monogrammed "Happy Birthday 9-6-8, Mary 9-6-31, Lena 9-6-06". The bottom of each up is marked with the Stieff signature, Sterling, Jefferson Cup and 0709-19.301.6 grams total weight. The monogram can easily be removed by a qualified jeweler or silversmith if desired. For more on the Jefferson Cup visit the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Page's Encyclopedia. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "allthatglitters83" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Vietnam, Uruguay, Thailand, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Turks and Caicos Islands, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Canada, South Africa, Colombia, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Montserrat.