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Object ID # 1959.061.003
Object Name Goblet
Title Goblet-Shaped Marksmanship Trophy (1869)
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 1869
Artist Meriden Britannia Company
Made Meriden Britannia Co.
Place of Origin United States of America
Description Silver-plated trophy goblet from 1869. There is a classical design depicting Mercury (he has a winged helmet) with designs engraved into the cup around it. On the opposite side, it has been engraved with "1st PRIZE WON BY J.McLEAN JULY 1869". This is also surrounded by an engraved design. The bottom of base reads "MERIDEN BRITA COMPANY" in raised lettering. This goblet also has engraving re the "C.R.C." [Canadian Rifle Club]. Mr. John McLean of Owen Sound, Ont. won this goblet in a marksmanship contest.
Makers mark Underside of base has the maker's name in embossed lettering in circular fashion. There is also an impressed "6"
Provenance The goblet-shaped trophy was won by Mr. John McLean of Owen Sound, Ontario in July of 1869 at a shooting event held by the Canadian Rifle Club.
Mr. McLean was born in Scotland in 1816 and died in Owen Sound, Ont. in 1900. In 1860, he moved to Owen Sound, Canada West, having previously having resided in Toronto since 1838. In 1862, he married Elizabeth Blyth and they had a residence (37 High Street) and orchard on the east hill area of Owen Sound.

The silver-plated goblet was manufactured by the Meriden Britannia Co. of the United States. This company was located in Connecticut.
Collection Food Service Tools & Equipment
Material Metal/Silver
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People McLean, John
Subjects Marksmanship