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Object ID # 1959.002.035
Object Name Mug
Title Child's Mug
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Year Range from 1894
Year Range to 1910
Made Knickerbocker Silver Company
Place of Origin Port Jervis, New York, United States of America?
Description Child's silver-plated mug engraved with a banner and other motifs, e.g. roses. The engraving somewhat resembles chip carving. The banner motif is personalized with the name "Marguerite". There are three adjacent rings encircling the base of the mug. The handle is embellished and attached at the opening and at the 1/3 point. There is a significant amount of wear on the vessel. Stamped "Monarch Silver Company" on underside of mug
Provenance Previously owned by Jean Reid (neƩ Givens), b. 1899-d. 1991, who was married to William G. Reid.

Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. James Givens of the Massie district of Holland Township, Grey County.

Her parents married in 1898 and were farmers. She told museum staff that the toys she donated had belonged to her c. 1906. She later resided in Owen Sound, Grey County.

Who "Marguerite" was is unknown, so the mug might have been second-hand to the Givens?

James R. Givens was born in 1875 and died in 1958. His wife, Mary Ann "Minnie" McKay Givens was born in 1871 and died in 1950.
Collection Food Service Tools & Equipment
Material Silver/Metal
Found Holland Township (formerly), Township of Chatsworth, Grey County
People Reid, W. G.
Reid, Jean
Subjects Children eating & drinking
Silverware
Search Terms Massie
Function A drinking vessel, sized small so that a child can drink from it easier. Mugs were often presented as baby gifts.