The mug is engraved with the initials JTS and I assume that it was a present for an babies christening. The handle has a face engraved on it and the other engraving on the handle looks typical Victorian period art nouveau. The engraving of the flowers around the lip area is different again and perhaps illustrates the American influence. The base of the mug is marked ...MF'D & Plated.... REED & BARTON.....1867.
At Molloy's of Milford Antiques Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
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