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iconnumber posted 05-26-2019 01:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

This cup is probably most notable for its weight. At 211 grams it is 60 or 70 grams more than most of the other cups I have. Ball, Black and Co I think by 1863 (the date on the cup) was making most of their silver to the sterling standard. This one is also a little unusual as it has a gold wash interior. From the cups I have seen this was more common in England than in the U.S. This cup has an English looking crest so perhaps the donor was familiar with custom in Great Britain and requested a gold wash.
It was given to Marion Cozzens on Sept 16th.1863.

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iconnumber posted 05-26-2019 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe this could be a gift from Abraham Martling Cozzens of Manhattan to his granddaughter on the occasion of her birth. Her maternal grandfather passed away in about 1853. Abraham was a merchant and dealt in oil.

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iconnumber posted 05-26-2019 06:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Bascall, I really like these presentation cups to grandchildren. The Grandfather brought a very nice cup for his granddaughter and I hope she enjoyed it when she got older.

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iconnumber posted 05-28-2019 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's really nice. smile

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