American Classical coin silver baby cup. Girdled top, bellied bowl, leaf-capped s-scroll handle, and stepped foot. Bowl chased with fluidly scrolling vegetation and foot rim has leaf-and-berry ornament. Beautiful with a strong regional association. Maker’s stamp for Taylor & Lawrie, who were active in Philadelphia in the 1830s-50s. Retailer’s stamp for Bailey & Kitchen (later Bailey, Banks & Biddle), also in Philadelphia, who were active under this name from 1833 to 1846. Very good condition with nice patina.
Dimensions: H 4 5/8 x W 4 1/4 x D 3 in. Weight: 6 troy ounces. #BR533