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Need a keepsake baby gift for your child or for someone you know? Nelson and Nelson supplies sterling silver baby cups that you and your children will always cherish. These baby cups display jungle animals, the alphabet, nursery rhymes, and other fun designs. Treasure their youth with other sterling silver items as well: we have porringers, mugs, and bowls, too!
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BR357

Edwardian sterling silver baby cup. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1898. Bowl has curved bottom on inset stepped foot, and tapering reeded c-scroll handle. Rim border comprising square frames with low-relief pictogram-style representations of nursery rhymes, including a fiddling cat and moon-jumping cow (Hey, Diddle, Diddle) and a blackbird pie and clothes-hanging maid (Sing a Song of Sixpence). A cerebral distillation of key symbols. Lots of room for engraving. Interior gilt-washed. Fully... Click for details

Sale Price: $420.00
Listed Price $600.00
BS775

Classical coin silver baby cup. Made by Eoff & Shepard for Ball, Black & Co. in New York, ca 1860. Tall bowl with flared rim and curved bottom on stepped foot. High-looping capped s-scroll handle. Engraved leafing-scroll frame (vacant). A beautiful baby gift with strong regional roots. Gadrooning. Fully marked “B.B. & Co. / N.York / E & S”. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 4 3/8 x W 3 7/8 x D 2 5/8 in. Weight: 2.7 troy ounces. #BS775

Sale Price: $385.00
Listed Price $550.00
BS773

American Classical coin silver baby cup. Straight and tapering sides, reeded rim and base, and s-scroll handle. Lots of room for engraving. Fully marked including phrase “Pure Silver Coin” and retailer’s stamp for Lincoln & Foss, who were active in Boston from 1848 to 1857. Very good condition with nice period wear.

Overall dimensions: H 4 x W 4 1/8 x D 3 in. Weight: 3.6 troy ounces. #BS773

Sale Price: $455.00
Listed Price $650.00
BS774

American Classical coin silver baby cup. Straight and tapering sides, reeded rim and base, and s-scroll handle. Lots of room for engraving. Fully marked including phrase “Pure Silver Coin” and retailer’s stamp for Lincoln & Reed, who were active in Boston from 1838 to 1848. Very good condition with nice period wear. Minor handle dent.

Overall dimensions: H 4 x W 4 1/2 x D 3 in. Weight: 4 troy ounces. #BS774

Sale Price: $455.00
Listed Price $650.00
BS740

Victorian sterling silver baby cup. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1887. Straight sides and fancy fluid bracket handle with graduated gadrooning and leaf thumb-piece. Chased ornament: Four expressive dog heads. A canine medley – each doggy different. Interior gilt washed. Lots of room for engraving. Fully marked including no. 3980 and date symbol. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 x W 4 1/2 x D 2 7/8 in. Weight: 5.3 troy ounces. #BS740

Sale Price: $1,365.00
Listed Price $1,950.00
BR142

Edwardian sterling silver baby cup with nursery rhyme motif. Made by Reed & Barton in Taunton, Mass., ca 1910. Curved cone on circular foot. Scroll handle with leaf-wrapped animal head. Applied bead-and-reel rims. Engraved text and imagery for Hey Diddle Diddle with fiddling cat and moon-jumping cow not to mention a laughing dog and running-away dish and spoon. Fully marked and numbered 175. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 1/4 x W 4 1/8 x D 3 in. Weight: 3.5 troy ounces. #BR142

Sale Price: $525.00
Listed Price $750.00
BR202

Victorian sterling silver baby cup. Made by John Samuel Hunt in London in 1856. Gently tapering sides, and plain skirted foot and molded rim. High-looping vine handle. Repousse fruiting berry vine on stippled ground. Applied shield engraved with armorial. Gilt interior. On foot rim engraved script presentation dated 1856. Fully marked including retailer’s stamp: Hunt & Roskell / Late / Stork & Mortimer / 8252. Very good condition with strong definition.

Overall dimensions: H 3 1/2 x W 4 1/4... Click for details

Sale Price: $906.50
Listed Price $1,295.00
BS718

Victorian sterling silver baby cup. Made by John Newton Mappin in London in 1888. Drum-form with gadrooned bottom and domed foot. Leaf-mounted and chamfered bracket handle. Embossed ornament with cherubs feeding grapes to lions. The figures emerge from center of rinceaux scrolls. Fantasy mix of classicism and heraldry. Fully marked. Very good condition with deep patina.

Dimensions: H 4 1/8 x W 4 1/4 x D 2 3/4 in. Weight: 5.3 troy ounces. #BS718

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BS598

Classical sterling silver baby gift. Made by Buccellati in Milan. Round and curved bowl with inset foot and scallop shell handle. A stylish baby gift. Marked “Buccellati / Sterling”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 5/8 x W 6 1/8 x D 4 3/4 in. Weight: 5 troy ounces. #BS598

Sale Price: $455.00
Listed Price $650.00
BR141

Art Deco American sterling silver 3-piece baby set. This set comprises cup, bowl, underplate. Acid-etched animal motif with zoo animals: bears, lions, and elephants as well as seals, hyenas, and badgers separated by fence pickets with species name. Cup and bowl have ornamental frame for engraving the name of the rarest species of all. Fully marked including maker's stamp and no. W622. The maker was McChesney, who were active in New York 1921-1926. Excellent condition with strong definition and... Click for details

Sale Price: $945.00
Listed Price $1,350.00
BO109

Novelty sterling silver baby cup. Made by Webster in North Attleboro, Mass., ca 1920. Straight sides and high-looping scroll handle. Enameled decoration: A clown pounds away with drumsticks, musical notes emanating to the tune of a very special birth announcement. Interior gilt washed. Fully marked. Very good condition. Enamel bright and intact. Minor handle dents.

Overall dimensions: H 2 3/8 x W 3 3/4 x D 2 5/8 in. Weight: 2 troy ounces. #BO109

Sale Price: $245.00
Listed Price $350.00
BQ753

Edwardian sterling silver porringer. Made by Kerr in Newark. Straight sides and waisted handle. Acid-etched nursery rhyme characters, including Little Jack Horner, Jack Sprat and his non-lean eating missus, and Mary kneeling before her little lamb. A sweet design with lots of benign animals. Also, scrolled frame (vacant) surrounded by scrolls, flowers, and birds. Second frame (also vacant) on handle. Hallmark includes no. 5176/2. Very good condition with strong definition.

Dimensions: H 1... Click for details

Sale Price: $525.00
Listed Price $750.00
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