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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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BS797

Turn-of-the-century sterling silver baby cup rich in period assumptions. Made by William B. Kerr in Newark.

Upward tapering sides and scroll handle. Acid-etched frieze depicting sailor-suited, flag-holding, all-American boy with exotic coevals in native dress relegated to background. Symbolic imagery enhanced with verse: “Little Indian, Sioux or Crow, little frosty Eskimo, little Turk or Japanese—Oh! Don’t you wish that you were me?”

Ahem.

Fully marked and numbered 1483. Fine... Click for details

Sale Price: $490.00
Listed Price $700.00
BS810

Modern sterling silver porringer with Noah’s Ark motif. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1926. Gently curved sides and solid shaped handle. On exterior is acid-etched frieze with a lion, camel, elephant, bear—and so on single file through the animal kingdom. Destination Ark where Noah awaits. Fully marked including director’s letter m and pattern no. 20731A (first produced in 1926). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 7/8 x W 6 x D 4 1/8 in. Weight: 8.5 troy ounces. #BS810

Sale Price: $626.50
Listed Price $895.00
BS811

Art Deco sterling silver baby cup. Straight sides and c-scroll handle. Engraved circus animals with giraffe, elephant, and dancing dog. A clown holds up a funhouse mirror—a vacant frame for engraving the name of the big top’s star attraction. Fully marked with HR Morss maker's stamp and no. 5624. This maker active in North Attleboro in 1930s. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 3/4 x W 3 3/4 x D 2 5/8 in. Weight: 2.3 troy ounces. #BS811

Sale Price: $525.00
Listed Price $750.00
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
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
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
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
BQ590

Contemporary sterling silver plate and spoon. Retailed by Asprey in London. Plate: Round with well and wide shoulder. Applied figure of Humpty Dumpty merrily waving. He is seated on a brick wall (engraved). Spoon: Tapering handle with oval bowl. Leather-bound case with fitted red velvet and silk lining with retailer’s stamp. Both pieces made in 1985. The plate has Sheffield maker’s initials SC. The spoon has Asprey stamp. Very good condition.

Dimensions: Plate: H 1/4 x D 6 1/2 in. Spoon:... Click for details

Sale Price: $420.00
Listed Price $600.00
BN895

Edwardian sterling silver baby cup with peekaboo kitty cat. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Drum form with molded base and bracket handle. Two heads with pointy ears and fat paws peep above a brick wall. Fine evocation of the intense and super-serious feline stare that does not yet appear to have noticed the lone mouse. Hallmark includes pattern no. 17093A (first produced in 1907) and director’s letter m (1907-47). Very good condition.

Dimensions; H 3 x W 4 x D 2 7/8 in. Weight: 7.3 troy... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BQ555

American coin silver christening mug, mid-19th century. Straight and tapering sides, scrolled bracket handle, and beading. Engraved ornament. At top: Pendant strapwork frames inset with leaves. At bottom: Beading in stippled frames. Hallmarked “Coin” and numbered 4. Good condition with age-related wear and use. A few handle pings. Visible rim repair.

Dimensions: H 3 3/8 x W 4 x D 2 7/8 in. Weight: 3.5 troy ounces. #BQ555

Sale Price: $157.50
Listed Price $225.00
BQ736

Three-piece baby set with Noah’s Ark theme. Made by Gorham in Providence, ca 1920. This set comprises, mug, bowl, and underplate.

Applied low-relief two-by-two procession with the whole animal kingdom including ostriches, camels, lions, and kangaroos, lumbering in the direction of the Ark with umbrella-toting Noah and Naamah standing in front. Mug is drum form with scrolled-bracket handle and gilt-washed interior. Bowl has straight sides. Underplate has deep well and gently tapering... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,715.00
Listed Price $2,450.00
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