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Ulysses Dietz
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iconnumber posted 06-13-2009 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ulysses Dietz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This cup, by Lawrence Crichton, was presented to my great-grandfather in 1925.

Elihu Root was Andrew Carnegie's lawyer up until his death in 1919, and the cup was given by Carnegie's widow and children on Root's 80th birthday.

Root lived until 1938. I inherited the cup (or, rather, rescued it from a box in the basement) as a teenager and have had it ever since. Lawrence A. Crichton was a prominent firm of London silversmiths, who had a branch store in NYC, catering to just such folks as Root and Carnegie. I've always thought I'd have my ashes soldered into this cup and donate them to the Newark Museum.

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iconnumber posted 06-13-2009 07:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To say nothing of being Secretary of State and winner of a Nobel Peace prize. . .

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iconnumber posted 06-13-2009 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In case you have an interest, Elihu's uncle, Philander Sheldon Root married, Elizabeth Middleton, the daughter of the silversmith Lynott Bloodgood.

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iconnumber posted 09-15-2009 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ulysses Dietz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's a great 1924 advertisement for Crichton's NY store in the Silver Ephemera forum...

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