Description

    A Pair of Canfield Brothers & Co. Coin Silver Goblets, Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1850
    Marks: CANFIELD BRO & CO., BALTO
    5-1/4 inches high (13.3 cm)
    9.27 troy ounces

    The pair of goblets each with beaded rim and floral decoration to body, beaded collar to standard, with conforming floral and beaded decoration to domed base, cartouches to front of each engraved:

    To Mrs. Mary C Kurtz
    from the Book Co. of the Ev. Luth.
    church, in token of their high
    regard for her husband
    Rev. B KURTZ, D.D. the
    Gen. Superintendent
    Sep. 2, 1851

    Benjamin Kurtz was a Baltimore, Maryland native who founded the Missionary Institute, which subsequently became Susquehanna University, and served as the Superintendent from 1858-1865. These goblets were awarded upon his retirement from the Lutheran Book Company in Baltimore, where Kurtz served as Superintendent between 1840-1851.


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    Scattered pin denting to one, with surface scratches commensurate with age, polishing, and use.

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