This very special American Tiffany sterling mug is designed with a charming scene that covers the entire circumference. A small boy holds a treat for his dog and a young girl holding a cup and spoon is preparing to feed her cat. Between the scenes and under the handle is a topiary. Two additional topiaries form the sides of a most unique cartouche. The bottom of the cartouche is a step with finials leading into a brick wall surrounding the mug. The figures of the boy, dog, cat, and girl are perched on the wall. In the cartouche is inscribed "Margaret," and the date, "March 25, 1911." On the bottom is inscribed TIFFANY&Co., BA4104 MAKERS 329, STERLING SILVER, 925-1000, M. The capital M is in a different font. This is the mark Tiffany used in the period 1907-1938. The inscribed date on the piece itself places it toward the beginning of this period. There is a small ding between the boy and dog. Otherwise Margaret took very good care of her mug. The silver work is characteristic of the work of early Tiffany. The mug weighs a considerable 5.1 ounces on a postal scale.
Sterling & Figural Napkin Rings, Oyster Plates, Dining Accessories, Sterling Mugs
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