Child's cup and saucer
Cup: 3 1/8 x 4 5/8 x 3 5/8 in. ( 7.9 x 11.7 x 9.2 cm ) Saucer: 3/4 x 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. ( 1.9 x 13 x 13 cm ) Silver
Mark: stamped on bases: "TIFFANY YOUNG & ELLIS" over "J. C. M." Inscription: engraved with script initials located in center cartouches: "J. J. T. L." Translation: Initials have been related to John Jacob Taylor Luqueer (c. 1854-1900), father of the don
Wrought silver child's cup and saucer; octagonal squat bulbous body with a flared rim; seated on a molded octagon foot; cast, s-scroll handle; each side of the body chased with foliate scroll cartouches, alternating with empty and floral chased interiors; cartouche opposite the handle engraved, "J. J. T. L." in script; makers' marks on the base. Raised octagonal saucer with an applied and molded rim; each section of the saucer engraved with scrolled foliate cartouches, alternating with empty and floral chased interiors; one cartouche engraved, "J. J. T. L." in script; makers' marks on the base.
John Jacob Taylor Luqueer (1852-1900) received this cup and saucer as a child. Luqueer was descended from an old New York family that traced its roots to the city's early French Huguenot immigrants.
Bequest of John Taylor Lequier
Given to John Jacob Taylor Luqueer (1852-1900), who married Matilda Parsons Corning (1861-1948); to their son John Taylor Lequier (1889-1969), the donor.
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