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Camp cup

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The small, raised, straight-sided cup with center point flares outward from a flat base and is scored twice below rim.

Inscription

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."

Marks

On base, the mark "J [pellet] A" within a rectangle appears twice. Ada Mark * F4430

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sargent Bradlee

1783

Object Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Dimensions

4 x 3.5 cm (1 9/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1978.679

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware