1870 Coin Silver Presentation Mug
This coin silver mug is inscribed "Eddie from Lenox, 1870" on the underside, and has an "EG" script monogram on the sidewall. Presumably the E stands for Eddie. Stamped "Coin" and with the number "3," the maker is unknown, but the craft is of high enough order to suggest a major house. The body is canister form, standing 3 1/8" high to the rim, 3 1/2" to the top of the handle, with a top diameter of 3 2/4" and a bottom span of 2 3/8". The spread to the end of the handle is 4 1/8". There is a rimmed base with a beaded border and a tiered rimmed top. The body is engraved in a leaf and Greek key design and has stitchery that encircles the upper and lower portions. It has a pale gold washed interior. A particularly interesting feature is the shape of the hollow handle. It incorporates a thumb grip that is something in the manner of an anvil. This accommodates the hand quite well. The condition is exemplary. There are no dents or dings. The piece sits evenly, retains a round shape, and has a fine finish that is free of polishing wear.