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iconnumber posted 02-24-2004 09:13 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I have a coin silver goblet, inscribed front: Rhoda P. Bullock, Feb. 29th, 1860. I have found 10 yr old Rhoda Bullock in 1870 Robeson County, North Carolina Census.

I can't find info on makers mark stamped/located inside stem at base of bowl. It looks like a "17" on top of "V". Additional hand scratched smaller "v" on inside bottom of base, and 3 x 31 with a slight line scratched underneath like a math problem, and 17 under that.

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iconnumber posted 04-04-2004 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This thread was temporarily suspended as it involved an ongoing auction. That has concluded and the images are shown by permission.

The goblet is 5 1/4 inches tall, 2 13/16 inches across the top, and 2 3/8 inches across the bottom.

I have had no luck tracing a Rhoda P. Bullock; I have the feeling the piece was a wedding gift. The 17 over V looks like an inventory number of some kind.

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iconnumber posted 04-05-2004 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fitzhugh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
FYI, I'm the owner of this goblet, purchased and paid in full via eBay. I'll appreciate any information available. Thank you!

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iconnumber posted 04-05-2004 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fitzhugh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, no one asked me if they could post images, but that's ok. Mr. Moderator, you have my permission.

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iconnumber posted 04-05-2004 11:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Random thoughts. Does the goblet show signs of spinning or does it appear to have been worked up from a sheet? Could the mark be some sort of chevron? Sometimes inscribed pieces record rites of passage. I am trying to figure out if it is a birth, death or marriage. Bullock is a fairly common name, or at least not particularly unusual, which really does not help any. The Feb 29 seems to be unusual. Beyond that, I wonder why a goblet? Usually little children get cups, not goblets. Very interesting questions here. Wonderful piece, thanks for sharing.

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