Question about stein/tankard from 1800's

kimbersklutterFebruary 6, 2011

I have come across this stein/tankard and was wondering if anyone could give me any information about it. It is marked on the bottom Rogers Smith and Co Conn in a circle with New Haven in the center of the circle and the number 68 underneath it. I'm assuming it is silverplate.

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Fori is not pleased

Is it inscribed "Pauline"? How big is it? It looks sort of like a baby cup.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2011 at 6:16PM
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lindac

It looks like a cup...perhaps originally went with a coffee set....or perhaps a punch set, depending on the size. Most likely silver plate. The design appears to have been influenced by the Eastlake movement.
Linda C

    Bookmark   February 6, 2011 at 6:58PM
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palimpsest

I would call the incised decoration on it Anglo-Japanese or Anglo-Japanesque, which would place it in the 1880s.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2011 at 7:27PM
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calliope

I am also curious as to how large it is.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2011 at 7:50PM
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lindac

So call me a liar for 10 years...LOL!! But I agree with you!!
The head on the handle confuses me a bit too....

    Bookmark   February 6, 2011 at 8:16PM
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