This American sterling mug is something that can only have been produced by Tiffany. It is called the "Children's Parade" mug; in a band completely around the mug, children are having a grand time marching and playing. What is most impressive about the parade is the sense of movement, as a young girl holds her tambourine aloft, a drummer boy steps out while brandishing his drumsticks, a child shakes an unusual staff full of bells and another child blows a trumpet while riding in a wheelbarrow. Younger children are playing with toys. The amount of detail is incredible. We know from the mark, "M", (see last picture) that the mug was made between 1873 and 1891. The Tiffany dating system is based on the last name initial of the President of the firm in a given period. The "M" on this mug refers to Edward Moore, the president of Tiffany from 1873-1891. The height is 3.5 inches and the diameter of the opening is 2.75 inches. The width of the band depicting the children is 1.5 inches. The weight of the mug is an amazing 8.6 ounces on a postal scale. It looks as if it has never been used, for the condition is outstanding. This is a piece to be treasured. It is from our personal collection of mugs for children, with a specialty section of "Children's Parade" mugs by Tiffany. Please see our other "Children's Parade" mugs--some with name inscriptions, some with date inscriptions and all with full Tiffany marks, including the mark which tells us the date range of the mug. Also, we invite you to explore our children's mugs by other makers. .It has taken over 40 years to find the "Children's Parade" mugs we are offering; the mugs are rare and sought-after.