This antique American sterling mug by Tiffany is a masterpiece of the silversmith's art. In a band (1.5 inches wide) extending all the way around is a depiction of children dressed in different costumes and engaged in various playful activities. Several are playing musical instruments; others are waving flags. The depiction is greatly detailed and a wonder to behold. One can only imagine how long it would take for a craftsman to produce one of these mugs. The height is 3.25 inches and the diameter opening is 2.75 inches (4 inches across at the handle). The mug belonged to William Richard Brown, as we see from one of the pictures and the date was 1908. The design of the mug, however, is from the nineteenth century for Tiffany exhibited pieces with this design at the Columbian Exposition. The mug is extremely heavy, characteristic of early Tiffany, weighing 8.6 ounces on a postal scale. The mark (see last picture) was first used in 1907 which accords with inscribed date of 1908. This is a museum quality piece of silver.