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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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Pastoral coin silver christening mug. Faceted and upward tapering sides with capped scroll handle. Engraved ornament: Tubular multifoils of which some inset with landscapes and country cottages and others with diaper ornament. Two have engraved presentations dated 1846 and 1901. Hallmarked Ball, Tompkins & Black, the New York maker that was active 1839-51. The firm became Black, Starr & Frost in 1876. Good condition with rich patina.

Dimensions: H 3 1/2 x W 3 5/8 x D 2 5/8 in. Weight: 3.7... Click for details

Sale Price: $595.00
Listed Price $850.00

Art Deco 3-piece sterling silver baby set. Made by Kerr in Newark. This set comprises cup, bowl, and plate. Plate has well. Cup and bowl are gently curved and tapering with raised foot. Modern forms acid-etched with animal parade: Exotic leopards and elephants as well domestic fowl, goats, and kitties are conveyed on wheeled platforms (a bunny hitches a ride with the zebra). On cup, a monkey holds up a frame for engraving the name of the cutest animal of all. On bowl there is another... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,750.00
Listed Price $2,500.00

Edwardian sterling silver baby cup. Made by HR Morss in Attleboro, Mass. Straight sides, molded rim, and c-scroll handle. Etched procession of boys and girls drumming, trumpeting, sword waving, and flag flying. A sweet piece with patriotic and military undertones. Morss was noted for its baby wares in 1930s and 40s. Hallmark includes no. 999. Good condition with strong definition. Minor dings at bottom.

Dimensions: H 2 3/4 x W 3 7/8 x D 2 5/8 in. Weight: 2.2 troy ounces. #BN572

Sale Price: $315.00
Listed Price $450.00

Victorian repousse sterling silver baby cup. Baluster with scrolled handle and plain spread foot. Allover floral repousse. Handle branch-form with split mounts and leaf-and-berry cap. A pretty piece by A. Jacobi & Co., a Baltimore maker active from 1879-90. Room for engraving on underside. Hallmarked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 7/8 x W 4 1/2 x D 3 in. Weight: 6 troy ounces. #BN716

Sale Price: $665.00
Listed Price $950.00

Sterling silver porringer. Made by Watrous (a division of International) in Wallingford, Conn., ca 1930. Curved sides and open handle inhabited by sweet rabbit: Bunny sits on haunches with limp forearms and erect pointy ears. Engraving brings out the stiff whiskers, soft fur, and absurdly big hindlegs. Hallmark includes no. 625. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 3/8 x W 6 3/4 x D 4 1/2 in. Weight: 3.6 troy ounces. #BG385

Sale Price: $276.50
Listed Price $395.00

Sterling silver porringer in Francis I pattern. Made by Reed & Barton in Taunton, Mass. Curved and tapering sides, foot ring, and solid scrolled cartouche handle with chased and repousse fruits on stippled ground. Hallmark includes pattern name and no. X569. Good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 7/8 x W 6 3/8 x D 4 3/4 in. Weight: 4 troy ounces. #BG803

Sale Price: $245.00
Listed Price $350.00

Edwardian sterling silver plate with Noah’s Ark theme. Made by William B. Kerr in Newark. Well plain. On shoulder are the animals – pigs, goats, bunnies, geese, and so on. A dense and lively frieze – less an orderly two-by-two procession than a chaotic herding. Hallmark includes no. 1656. Fine condition.

Dimensions: H 3/4 x D 7 1/2 in. Weight: 8.4 troy ounces. #BN693

Sale Price: $486.50
Listed Price $695.00

Victorian sterling silver baby cup. Made by Martin, Hall & Co. Ltd in Sheffield in 1866. Straight sides and scroll-capped beaded double-scroll handle. Paterae with pendant flowers and crisscrossing garlands. Beaded rims. Pretty Neoclassical ornament. Room for engraving on underside. Hallmarked. Condition: Strong definition and nice form.

Dimensions: H 4 1/8 x W 4 3/8 x D 2 7/8 in. Weight: 5.6 troy ounces. #BQ384

Sale Price: $556.50
Listed Price $795.00

Edwardian sterling silver highchair tray. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Lunette-form with acid-etched scenes from Mother Goose, including Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Bears, and Humpty Dumpty. In center frame sits the old dame herself surrounded by boys and girls. At bottom is trefoil frame (vacant). Can be mounted with tabs. Sturdy construction – built to withstand tiny fists. Fully marked with retailer’s and maker’s (William B. Kerr) stamps, and no. 1679. Very good... Click for details

Sale Price: $4,200.00
Listed Price $6,000.00

Pair of sterling silver open salts. Retailed by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Each: Bellied porringer with open tree handle. The traditional form in small scale. Hallmark includes no. 384. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 1/8 x W 3 3/4 x D 2 7/8 in. Total weight: 3.8 troy ounces. #BP442

Sale Price: $175.00
Listed Price $250.00

Antique sterling silver baby cup. Urn bowl with scrolled-bracket handle and raised foot. Engraved square frame (vacant) partly covered with branch and ornamental pointille bands. San Francisco hallmark concealed by foot interior – appears to be Visalia, a historic maker established ca 1871, and noted for Western accessories. Very good condition with deep patina.

Dimensions: H 3 7/8 x W 4 1/4 x D 3 in. Weight: 3 troy ounces. #BN619

Sale Price: $350.00
Listed Price $500.00

Sweet sterling silver porringer. Made by Webster in North Attleboro, ca 1940. Curved bowl and open tree handle. Bowl well has raised center with rabbit eating a bowl of porridge. A self-referencing design with cute pointy ears and voluminous napkin bib. Hallmark includes no. 19837. Very good condition with nice definition.

Dimensions: H 1.5 x W 6 x D 4 1/4 in. Weight: 2.7 troy ounces. #BP589

Sale Price: $192.50
Listed Price $275.00
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