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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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BS590

American sterling silver baby cup, ca 1880. Curved sides with leaf-mounted c-scroll handle and beaded rim and base. Lots of room for engraving. Fully marked including stamp (1869-87) for Boston retailer Shreve, Crump & Low Co. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 1/4 x W 4 1/2 x D 3 3/8 in. Weight: 3 troy ounces. #BS590

Sale Price: $262.50
Listed Price $375.00
BS583

Rare sterling silver baby cup with Nativity motif. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York ca 1920. Drum form with bracket handle and skirted foot. Acid-etched frieze depicting three turbaned kings riding camels with palm tree colonnade in background. Not gold, frankincense, or myrrh, but a wonderful gift nonetheless, with plenty of room to engrave a birth announcement. Fully marked including pattern no. 17097A and director’s letter m (1907-47). Fine condition with deep patina and sharp... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BQ880

Edwardian sterling silver porringer. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1911. Traditional form including open tree handle sprouting acorn shoots. Bowl sides have acid-etched frieze with alternating oak leaves and acorn-clutching squirrels. Sweet with an implicit moral message about thrift and planning. Hallmark includes pattern no. 18080D (first produced in 1911) and director’s letter m (1907-47). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 5/8 x W 7 3/8 x D 5 in. Weight: 8.5 troy ounces.... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,050.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
BQ754

Art Nouveau sterling silver baby cup. Made by Kerr in Newark. Straight sides and bracket handle. Acid-etched fairy tale witches and maidens. The elongated figures stoop and bend in frames delineated by sinister tree trunks. Hallmark includes no. 4568. Excellent condition with crisp definition.

Dimensions: H 2 5/8 x W 4 x D 2 7/8 in. Weight: 3 troy ounces. #BQ754

Sale Price: $486.50
Listed Price $695.00
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
BN861

Japonesque sterling silver baby set. Made by George W. Shiebler & Co. in New York, ca 1890.

This set comprises cup, bowl, and spoon. Each: Gilt-washed water lily motif with applied flowers and pads bobbing on tooled rippling water. Ornament on cup and bowl rim and spoon handle. Cup and bowl interior gilt washed as is spoon bowl. A charming period design. Hallmarks include retailer’s stamps (HS & Co.) and nos. 273K (cup) and 271X (bowl and spoon). Very good condition.

Dimensions: Cup: H 3... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,925.00
Listed Price $2,750.00
BG688

Craftsman sterling silver porringer. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1910. Curved sides and molded rim. Waisted handle with pierced ornament in oval frame. Hallmark includes pattern no. 5050A and director’s letter m (1907-47). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 3/8 x W 6 5/8 x D 4 1/2 in. Weight: 6.2 troy ounces. #BG688

Sale Price: $455.00
Listed Price $650.00
BN783

Japonesque hand-hammered sterling silver and mixed metal christening mug. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1879.

Gently curved sides with reeded and inset foot and plain oval-mounted c-scroll handle. Fish applied to allover honeycomb ground: A variety of species in gold and copper, swimming in different depths and directions. Granulated sand at bottom. Hallmark includes date letter, no. 3210, and phrase Sterling / & other metals. Very good condition with deep patina.

Dimensions: H 3 1/2 x W 3... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,800.00
Listed Price $4,000.00
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