Sterling silver baby cup. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1878. Baluster body with scroll handle and unusual wavy rims. Acid-etched name Little Jack Horner with depiction of same: a fat boy with Eton crop holds a plum between thumb and forefinger. On underside is engraved the nursery rhyme: Little Jack Horner, sat in a corner, eating a Christmas-pie. He put in his thumb, and took out a plumb, and said, What a good boy am I. Hallmark includes pattern no. 5244 (first produced in 1878) and director’s letter M (1873-91).
Dimensions: H 3 3/8 x W 3 1/2 x D 2 7/8 in. Weight: 6.5 troy ounces. BO458