This charming sterling child's cup depicts in various scenes saying grace at meals. There are two panels, both with a girl and boy at table and about to eat, taking time to offer thanks before starting. The saying at the bottom of the panels extends all the way around. It reads as follows: "It is very nice to think the world is full of meat and drink. With little children saying grace in every Christian kind of place." The verse is by Robert Louis Stevenson. The cup was made by William B. Kerr & Company of Newark, New Jersey. The company was founded in 1855 and had a reputation for producing small sterling items of top quality, especially items relating to children. The two panels with the boy and girl show remarkable detail and clearly convey the spiritual aspect of "grace" at meals. There is another panel highlighted with flowers and birds which was designed for a monogram. Engraved inside are the initials V.F.M. The owner took very good care of this cup as there are no dents or imperfections to be found. The height of the cup is 2.5 inches and the diameter of the opening is 2.75 inches. It is 4 inches across at the handle. The cup weighs 4.1 ounces on a postal scale. On the bottom we find the sterling mark, the maker's mark, and the number 1484 (a pattern number). This is a delightful piece to be cherished from a time long past.