Dram cups (pair)

Object Number: 
1960.63a
Date: 
1824/25
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 × 2 5/8 in. (4.8 × 6.7 cm)
Marks: 
engraved: below the rim of each: "May . The . Cause . of . Liberty. Ever. Unite. Us/ 1784" in script stamped: on the bases: "T L" in roman letters in a double struck oval, a lion passant in a chamfered rectangle, a crowned leopards head in a shield, dat
Description: 
One of a pair of wrought silver dram cups; circular bodies with straight sides curving under to the domed base; engraved below the rim of each, "May . The . Cause . of . Liberty. Ever. Unite. Us/ 1784" in script; full set of hallmarks struck on the base.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. Waldron P. Belknap, Sr.
Provenance: 
Purchased from the dealer Robert Ensko of New York by Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr. in 1946.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group