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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.

Sterling Holloware: Mugs (20)


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BT132

Set of 12 Edwardian sterling silver demi-tasse holders and saucers. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1914. This set comprises 6 holders and 6 saucers. Each holder: Conical with spread foot and capped s-scroll handle. Each saucer: Well with curved shoulder. All pieces fully marked including maker’s stamp, director’s letter m, and pattern no. 18705A (first produced in 1914) except for 2 saucers which have pattern no. 20174K (first produced in 1923). Very good condition. One saucer has a... Click for details

Sale Price: $3,500.00
Listed Price $5,000.00
BR834

Victorian gilt sterling silver christening mug. Made Joseph Angell in London in 1860. Cylindrical with spread base, canted shoulder and flared mouth rim. Handle leaf-capped and -wrapped with volute-scroll terminal.

Applied ornament depicting two Aesop’s fables between columnar frames: The Fox and the Grapes (source of the expression “sour grapes”), and the less well-known Crow and the Pitcher on engraved ground. Third frame vacant. Base has dense and irregular scrollwork. Sumptuous with... Click for details

Sale Price: $4,200.00
Listed Price $6,000.00
BV853

Victorian Classical sterling silver baby cup. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1890. Straight sides and ribbed scroll handle. Top and bottom have floral repousse bands between repousse borders. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, date symbol, and no. 4609. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 2 7/8 x W 4 1/2 x D 3 1/4 in. Weight: 3 troy ounces. #BV853

Sale Price: $455.00
Listed Price $650.00
BV705

Edwardian Modern sterling silver baby cup. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1895. Octagonal bowl and short round foot; leaf-mounted handle. Beaded rim and gilt-washed interior. Unusual form in the emerging geometric style. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, date symbol, and no. 5080. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 x W 4 1/4 x D 3 in. Weight: 4 troy ounces. #BV705

Sale Price: $525.00
Listed Price $750.00
BV708

Unusual sterling silver baby cup. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Tall and waisted with dense low-relief frieze depicting 2 boys, one holding a genie lamp and the other heaving a case out of the ground, as well as 2 magical or divine figures of which one with long hair gathered together to form scroll handle. Interior gilt washed. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 12838, and director’s letter T (1892-1902). Excellent condition with deep patina.

Overall dimensions: H 3... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,660.00
Listed Price $3,800.00
BV546

Edwardian Art Nouveau sterling silver baby cup. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, and imported to England in 1902 by Albert William Feavearyear in London. Tall bowl with flared rim, reeded base, and flower-capped scroll handle with leaf mounts. Acid etched nursery rhyme depicting Little Bo Peep looking into the distance, shading her brow with one hand and holding a ribboned crook in other. Text reads: “It happened one day as Bo Peep did stray / into a meadow hard by / there she espied their... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
BV200

Striking Indian Colonial silver mug, 19th century. Straight and upward tapering sides worked with dense scrolls and flowers. Scrolled and scaly snake handle with head resting on rim. Gilt interior. Unmarked. Excellent condition.

Overall dimensions: H 4 1/4 x W 4 3/4 x D 3 1/4 in. Weight: 7.5 troy ounces. #BV200

Sale Price: $1,015.00
Listed Price $1,450.00
BU967

Art Deco sterling silver baby cup. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1927. Gently upward tapering sides and bracket handle. Acid-etched frieze depicting child gardeners lugging water cans and pushing wheelbarrows. Front vacant for engraving the name of a precious seedling. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 20941B (first produced in 1927), and director’s letter m. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 x W 3 5/8 x D 2 7/8 in. Weight: 6.4 troy ounces. #BU967

Sale Price: $906.50
Listed Price $1,295.00
BT842

Turn-of-the-century Edwardian Art Nouveau sterling silver baby cup. Made by Whiting in New York. Straight sides with molded rim and c-scroll handle. Foot skirted with low-relief leaf-and-dart border. On front acid-etched figural scene with bonneted and smocked children encountering a frog that has meandered on shore, the rippling water in background. A sweet scene that suggests the influence of Kate Greenaway. Back vacant with overhanging leafing branch. Fully marked and numbered 362A. Fine... Click for details

Sale Price: $626.50
Listed Price $895.00
BT449

Aesthetic coin silver baby cup. Made by Juergens & Andersen in Chicago. Tapering and inset sides engraved with stylized ornament, including swags and scrolls, centered on oval frame (vacant) bordered by beading and dentil interspersed with trefoils. Top and bottom have ornamental borders on ribbed ground. Thick scroll bracket handle. Marked “Coin” and “Chicago” with maker’s stamp (1857-71). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 3/8 x W 4 1/8 x D 3 in. Weight: 3 troy ounces. #BT449 ... Click for details

Sale Price: $350.00
Listed Price $500.00
BT452

Aesthetic sterling silver baby cup. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1883. Round with straight sides and scrolled and ribbed handle. Chased ornament in form of medallions inset with children’s heads punching through broken eggshell. Provocative metaphor between modish borders: At top alternating flower heads and ribbing; at bottom alternating sunflower heads and teacups. Fully marked including no. 3765 and date letter. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 1/4 x W 3 7/8 x D 2 3/4 in. Weight:... Click for details

Sale Price: $455.00
Listed Price $650.00
BR646

South American silver mug, early 19 C. Straight sides with s-scroll handle and molded rim and base. Script initials engraved on underside. Condition: A rich back story in the form of deep patina, wear and rubbing, as well as some pings and dents.

Dimensions: H 3 3/8 x W 4 x D 2 5/8 in. Heavy weight: 8 troy ounces. #BR646

Sale Price: $665.00
Listed Price $950.00
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