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    Ball Black & Co: AN AMERICAN COIN SILVER EARLY AESTHETIC MOVEMENT MARINE MOTIF PRESENTATION CUP (Mark of Ball Black & Co., New York)
    Mark of Ball Black & Co., New York, c.1870

    The American-themed marine-motif cup with coral and shell base surmounted by a merman blowing a horn and grasping the coral form stem supporting a baluster form cup replete with repousse and chased decoration, the cup with an upsweeping shell form radiating from the bottom gives way to crashing waves flooding into two rocaille cartouches with an anchor, shattered mast, torn sail and broken prow flanking the sides; a radiating cluster of swords atop one cartouche featuring flotsam, a sinking side wheeler ship flying an American flag upside-down in distress, and a schooner appearing to come to its rescue; the other cartouche with an American eagle perched with outspread wings holding a twig of holly with the inscription "Cora/ Sept. 13th 1871"; outside the cartouche, a wreath of oak and holly on one side and a thistle spray on the other; the top bordered with a cast and applied rim formed as rope holding swags of American flags, marked at join of cup and stem
    10.2in. high; 20oz




    Condition Report*: Normal signs of wear as appropriate with age, in near-mint condition, natural warm gray patina throughout
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    October, 2004
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