An early 1900s child's or christening cup from Shreve & Co. of San Francisco. Very Arts and Crafts in execution, it has an applied hammered strap work rim. The interior is gold washed and the handle a simple C-style. The front is proudly engraved M.D.P in Medieval-style lettering and the date May 14,1914. The bottom has an early Shreve hallmark and the number 1548.
The cup is 2 5/8" high and 4 1/4" across the handle. Weight is 104.3 grams. Condition is quite fine- no dents, scratches or repairs. The gilt interior is somewhat worn.