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Sterling Silver Baby Mugs for Sale

There is a tradition dating back to the 18th century to give babies sterling silver items. The phrase “born with a silver spoon in your mouth” stems from the popularity of gifting sterling silver to babies. There were several significant reasons behind this. Silversmiths would create sterling silver toys because they wouldn’t break as easily as their wooden and clay counterparts. But sterling silver baby mugs also symbolized wealth and good health. Silver has toxic effects on bacteria without the harmful side effects of other metals, such as mercury. Feel free to have a look around our store or website to find that perfect sterling silver baby mugs for sale that any parent will love.

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BX464

Chinese silver mug, ca 1865. Straight and upward tapering sides with dense low-relief frieze: Spearmen and swordsmen on foot and horse thrust and lunge and, in some cases, fall in battle. Applied armorial shield with engraved presentation dated “May 4th 1865”. S-scroll handle in form of scaly dragon with horned head peering over rim. Marked. Very good condition with deep patina.

Overall dimensions: H 5 1/4 x W 5 1/4 x D 3 1/4 in. Weight: 10.8 troy ounces. #BX464

Sale Price: $5,600.00
Listed Price $8,000.00
BX506

Gorgeous Victorian Aesthetic sterling silver baby cup. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Curved bowl in raised and spread foot; scroll handle. Dense fronds and flowers in repousse on stippled ground. Foot and handle have raised leaf and berry ornament. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pre-1875 pattern no. 3241, and director’s letter M (1873-91). Excellent condition with deep patina.

Large dimensions: H 3 1/2 x W 5 x D 3 3/4 in. Weight: 6.9 troy ounces. #BX506

Sale Price: $1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
BX501

Rare and unusual Aesthetic sterling silver baby cup. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Beehive-form with lobed rings; tapering neck, c-scroll handle with elongated split mount and bands, and raised and reeded foot. Engraved stylized ornament on neck and bowl. Handle applied with same. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pre-1875 pattern no. 3602, and director’s letter M (1873-91). Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 4 x W 4 3/4 x D 3 1/4 in. Weight: 7.2 troy ounces. #BX501

Sale Price: $2,800.00
Listed Price $4,000.00
BX462

Chinese export silver mug, ca 1850. Straight and upward tapering sides applied with leafing bamboo on stippled ground. Branch-form handle and rims. Applied rondel engraved with single-letter monogram in buckled belt. On underside is engraved “H. J. T. / 1855”. Interior gilt washed. Chinese mark and initials KHC for Khe Cheong, a Canton silversmith and retailer active from ca 1830s-70s. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 5 x W 5 1/2 x D 3 1/4 in. Weight: 10 troy ounces. #BX462 ... Click for details

Sale Price: $3,850.00
Listed Price $5,500.00
BX463

Chinese export silver mug, ca 1860. Straight and upward tapering sides with applied pictorial frieze on engraved and stippled ground: Scenes of social life with contemplative sages and chaste maidens amongst palm trees and pagodas. Pastoral exoticism enlivened with scaly, slithering dragon handle, ferocious head peaking above the rim. Armorial cartouche (vacant). Marked “HCH”. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 5 1/2 x W 5 x D 3 in. Weight: 9.6 troy ounces. #BX463

Sale Price: $4,550.00
Listed Price $6,500.00
BX420

Victorian Classical sterling silver baby cup. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Gently curved sides and concave bottom. Small c-scroll handle with outsized leaf mounts. Lots of room for engraving. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 9975, and director’s letter T (1892-1902). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 3/8 x W 4 x D 2 7/8 in. Weight: 5.8 troy ounces. #BX420

Sale Price: $595.00
Listed Price $850.00
BX200

Victorian Classical sterling silver baby cup. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1892. Curved and tapering sides flowing into spread foot; short and plain neck and capped scroll handle. Twisted flutes alternating with twisted reeding. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 11542 (first produced in 1893), and director’s letter T (1892-1902). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 1/4 x W 3 1/2 x D 2 3/4 in. Weight: 3.5 troy ounces. #BX200

Sale Price: $525.00
Listed Price $750.00
BV852

Craftsman sterling silver baby cup. Made by Watrous (part of International) in Wallingford, Conn., ca 1920. Straight sides with inset foot ring and scroll bracket handle. Allover hand hammering and plain rectangular cartouche (vacant). Gilt interior. Fully marked including Watrous and International stamps, and no. 125. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 2 3/4 x W 4 x D 3 in. Weight: 2 troy ounces. #BV852

Sale Price: $280.00
Listed Price $400.00
BX305

Edwardian sterling silver baby cup. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1909. Straight sides and curved bottom on short and inset foot; c-scroll handle. At top chased band with pastoral landscape: A herdsman follows the cows who amble in the direction of houses, windmill, and church. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 17285A (first produced in 1909), and director’s letter m. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 1/2 x W 4 x D 2 7/8 in. Weight: 5.4 troy ounces. #BX305

Sale Price: $875.00
Listed Price $1,250.00
BX151

American Classical coin silver baby cup, ca 1840. Retailed by Lincoln & Reed in Boston Gently tapering sides with high-looping s-scroll handle. Reeded rims. Beautifully engraved ornament: scrolled frame (vacant) surrounded by leafing scrolls and flowers. Visible handwork on interior. Marked “Lincoln & Reed / Boston / Pure Silver Coin”. Very good condition with strong definition.

Overall dimensions: H 4 1/2 x W 4 5/8 x D 3 3/8 in. Weight: 7.5 troy ounces. #BX151

Sale Price: $696.50
Listed Price $995.00
BX008

Victorian sterling silver baby cup. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Straight sides and banded scroll-bracket handle. Low-relief base ornament with stylized flower heads and beading. Acid-etched depiction of Goosey Gander, an English nursery rhyme that has been subject to various religious and moral interpretations. Shown here a sassy New Woman brandishing a crook and a nattily dressed and bespectacled goose. Gilt-washed interior. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 4254, and... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,100.00
Listed Price $3,000.00
BX152

Colonial Revival sterling silver baby cup. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1916. Straight sides with gently flared rim, s-scroll handle and molded base. Lots of room for engraving. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 19184 (first produced in 1916), and director’s letter m, as well as phrases “Original in the / Clearwater Collection / Metropolitan / Museum of Art” and “Reproduction / Original by / John Dixwell / Boston / 1680 1725”. Very good... Click for details

Sale Price: $665.00
Listed Price $950.00
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