We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration a CHARMING ANTIQUE MINIATURE QUADRUPLE SILVER PLATE CHICKEN W/EGG CUP!
With Easter just around the corner, whether you are a collector of antique miniature SILVER PIECES, or wanting the PERFECT ACCESSORY to display with antique dolls, your favorite girl would be THRILLED to have this NOVELTY CUP for her holiday celebration!
The cup is late Victorian circa 1890 to 1900 and is WONDERFULLY WHIMSICAL, featuring a cracked egg with the head of a baby chick poking out from one side! It is made of QUADRUPLE SILVER PLATE and measures approximately 2 1/2" across the top including the chicken's head, 2" in diameter across the opening and is 1 3/4" high! It is of fine quality with DETAILED MODELING; you can see where the rivets for the feathers are on the chicken head, and the cracks of the egg where the head protrudes as well as it's cracked jagged edge around the top!
Because of it's TINY SIZE, we think it may have been a baby's TEETHING CUP or possibly even a miniature traveling mustache cup as it has a ribbed lip across the top; in either case it could definitely stand on its own merit! It is made in the U.S.A. and marked underneath with "QUADRUPLE PLATE" and the original manufacturer, which appears to be "MERIDIAN COMPANY", and is in relatively EXCELLENT CONDITION considering it's age!
For scale purposes we have displayed this unusual little miniature with our 13" antique Fashion doll, but it would make a SWEET PRESENTATION for the upcoming Easter holidays being held by your FAVORITE BEBE -------the possibilities are ENDLESS to showcase this charming little cup!
This CHARMING ANTIQUE MINIATURE QUADRUPLE SILVER PLATE CHICKEN W/EGG CUP is being offered for the first time on Ruby Lane for your buying consideration-----------a UNIQUE NOVELTY piece!
We will be offering several other wonderful antique miniature pieces with EASTER motifs from the same collection later this week that will be sold under separate listings, so please check our shop frequently to find a little treasure you can't resist!
Any doll or accessory items used for display are not included in this offering, unless otherwise specified.
As always, THANK YOU for visiting our shop!