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Loving Cup

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Loving Cup

Manufacturer: Gorham Manufacturing Company (American, founded 1831)

Date: 1906
Medium: sterling silver
Dimensions:
8 3/8 × 10 inches (21.3 × 25.4 cm)
Base diameter: 4 3/4 inches
Classification: Personal Symbols
Inscribed: STERLING / L T A (on base)
Markings: Lion, Anchor, G (on base)
Credit Line: Gift of Nelda C. Stark, 1981
Object number: 51.1.2
Accession Number: 1982.21.1
1982 Peavy Appraisal: 8
DescriptionUrn shaped body; pedestal base with spreading foot; three C-shaped handles; cast applied pine cones, chassed pine needles; inscribed: Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Stark / 1881 - 1906; dedicatory inscription: Love to one, Friendship to a few and / Good-will to all.
Provenance: W.H. Stark [1851-1936] and Miriam Lutcher Stark [Mrs. W.H. Stark, 1859-1936][1][2]; by inheritance to their son H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; by inheritance to his wife Nelda C. Stark [1909-1999]; gifted December 17, 1981 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to The W.H. Stark House | 1. Received by Miriam Lutcher and W.H. Stark as a gift from an unknown person(s) in 1906 | 2. See 1921 American Appraisal Company Appraisal of Furnishings of the Residence of W.H. Stark Orange, Texas. Page 49 entry 5.
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