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iconnumber posted 10-09-2021 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

My wife collects things related to bees and bee hives and this cup has a nice bee on the bottom. I think it is honey bee rather than the bumble type, but in any event, it was the mark for Adelphi Silver Plate Co. This silver plate company started in 1896 and they were out of business by 1915. From the Rainwater and Redfield book John Schimpf and Sons were the owners so maybe the “Sons” were the brothers referred to in the name Adelphi.

I really have not seem many sterling pieces from this company and I think they mostly made silver-plated articles. The few pieces that I have seen have been well-made and designed and reflected the designs of the early 1900s. This cup is a standard beaker design. I have not seen anything about why they went out of business.

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iconnumber posted 10-11-2021 10:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice cup. I mostly recall seeing bowls & bon-bon by them in sterling. This may be my first cup.

A few other posts your wife might like:

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iconnumber posted 10-11-2021 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for those links Scott. My wife still looks for bees and bee hives.

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