The small, raised, straight-sided cup with center point flares outward from a flat base and is scored twice below rim.
Entwined monogram "WS" in sprigged script is engraved on side of cup. On base in later script is engraved "from / Camp Chest of / Major Winthrop Sargent / U.S.A. / 1776-1785."
On base, the mark "J [pellet] A" within a rectangle appears twice. Ada Mark * F4430
Major Winthrop Sargent (1753-1820), Gloucester, Massachusetts. Probable descent through the children of Sargent's first cousin, John Turner Sargent (1769-1813): Howard Sargent (1810-1872), and his wife Charlotte Cunningham (1818-1888); to their daughter Mary Sarah Sargent (1844-1908) and her husband Arthur Malcolm Thomas (1844-1879); to their daughter, Elizabeth Whitwell Thomas (b. 1868) and her husband Frederick Josiah Bradlee; to their son, a namesake of the original owner and donor, Sargent Bradlee (1898-1987).1 1Emma Worcester Sargent and Charles Sprague Sargent, Epes Sargent of Gloucester and his Descendants (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin Co., 1923), pp. 48, 187.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sargent Bradlee