Child's breakfast set
Part (mug): 3 3/8 x 2 5/8 x 4 in. (8.6 x 6.7 x 10.2 cm) Part (bowl): 5 x 3 in. (12.7 x 7.6 cm) Part (saucer): 7 1/2 x
engraved: front center of the mug and the base of the bowl: "Eugene Hoffman Walker/ from/ Hoffman Nickerson/ March 28th 1915" in script engraved: on the underside of the spoon handle: "E H W" in script stamped: on the base of the mug: "TIFFANY & Co./ 54
Cast and seamed silver child's breakfast set including a mug, bowl, saucer and spoon; each repoussé chased, except for the spoon, with bands depicting a parade of children playing musical instruments; the mug and bowl are engraved, "Eugene Hoffman Walker/ from/ Hoffman Nickerson/ March 28th 1915" in script; makers' marks on the bases.
Silver breakfast sets were a popular christening gift during the early years of this century, and New York's Tiffany and Company catered heavily to this demand. Mr. Walker is a descendant of Samuel V. Hoffman, a major donor and past president of the Historical Society.
Gift of Mr. Eugene Hoffman Walker
This silver set was presented to Eugene Walker by his godfather, Hoffman Nickerson. Mr. Walker was born in New York City in 1915 to John B. Walker and Mai Elmendorf Hackstaff.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.