Vintage Retro Modern Mid Century Modernist Sterling Silver Baby Cup by Towle with Bunny on Bottom
Dating to the 50s or 60s, may I offer this baby cup from Towle that features a bunny rabbit at the bottom. No monograms.
Condition: Being vintage, there are light marks of use, storage and time (as well as some dust particles). The patina is wonderfully warm and I try to only lightly polish for photos, the main polish I leave to the new owner. There are no major defects like dings, dents or ugly blemishes that might spoil the beauty of the silver.
Metal Content: Sterling Silver
Hallmarks: Towle Sterling 16771 - there is also some scratching on the bottom from the jeweler. It seems the letter A was supposed to be engraved however the jeweler scratched this out and put in an R. Still, he/she never went forward with the monogram. This scratch mark can be polished out on a jewelers wheel.
Size: Width (cup to handle) is about 3"; height is 1-1/2". Width of the cup portion alone is about 2".
Weight: 32 grams
Final Comments: Just adorable!
NOTE: St. Louis is headquarters to one of the best consignors to my shop. They take in a lot of silver flatware and hollow ware as part trade for sale of their jewelry. Some of the pieces are wonderful and I want to save as many as I can from being scrapped so I will be offering as many silver items as possible. When I can, I will beat anyone’s price on RL. I want to turn over the silver inventory quickly so I can keep loading in more. St. Louis was a boom city in the 1800s and the silver inventory here is legendary. For those who know, the 1904 World’s Fair held one of the largest competitions in silver design – all the big maker names of the day competed and a lot of the winning pieces stayed in St. Louis after the Fair ended. So keep watching my listings, I never know what I am going to have week to week – all I know is it will be varied, fabulous and deserving of a good home.
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Towle Sterling Silver Baby Cup with Rabbit