From a bottom-side view of the cup (pix# 3) please view sides 1,3, & 4, starting at the top left side as side #1, where 1st leakage occurs, and counting clockwise, sides #3 and #4 also leak. These are not holes, but again, they are splits/cracks/separations.
The picture shows trauma to the area on the bottom-side of the mug/cup where the split/crack/separations occur. Bottom-side and both interior view pix (#s 7 & 8) show no obvious indications of areas where leakage occurs - they're hidden. Holding the cup up to the light and viewing the interior bottom side does expose the 3 areas that are split. The cup is very tarnished with a distinct mug thumb handle.Excluding the tarnish would leave as is. Damage could be from " banging about " by its young user. This antique cup represents an important piece from the US coin-silver goods production days, just a decade (circa 1850s) or so before the introduction and requirement of " sterling " silver markings, by the US government, on fine silver merchandise/goods of 925 parts pure silver out of 1000 parts. It also represents one of a few rare examples of US hallmarked coin and fine silver , one that duplicates/rivals. The hallmarking configuration used in European countries, where symbols and initials are used to date , to indicate silver content , and to identify the piece's maker. That rare US format is used on this cup. This example uses an' arm and hammer' to represent. And a third unidentifiable mark that appears of. Form' of some type(not sure the representation) - all very European and a hallmarking format seldom/rarely seen on US produced sterling or fine silver goods. What I find to be a bit curious in this scenario is the more prominently displayed. The lettering is much more prominent than that of the makers hallmarks. CC&D - Charters Cann & Dunn were only in business, collectively, circa 1850s approx. The coin silver octagonal shaped christening - presentation - child's cup presented here is an excellent example of their work(s) and some of the finest coin silver merchandise produced only a decade preceding the civil war. Clean lines and minimal decoration bordering the bottom of the cup, give it a very formal, almost austere feel, perhaps owned by a family of substantial means. Possibly of Spanish colonial design influence (8-sides), this cup/mug is. Thomas or James Charters ; John Cann, David Dunn. Even though Charters, Cann & Dunn had a short life as a trio, the quality and demand for their work was high. They produced for several retailers in the New York area with those retailers names being more prominently displayed than C, C & D. This coin silver cup was distributed by retailers Brown & Anderson (or Crown & Anderson - first letter of 1st name not clear). They, reportedly, were suppliers to the Tiffany Company in the 1850's, known then as Tiffany, Young & Ellis. The Charters, Cann & Dunn company name can be found on Tiffany Young & Ellis sterling hollowware extant from those years. See all pictures and "item specifics " above for additional details. Thank you for shopping younique_expressions! Cet item est dans la catégorie "Antiques\Silver\Coin Silver (. Le vendeur est "younique_expressions" et est localisé dans ce pays: US. Cet article peut être expédié aux pays suivants: Amérique, Europe, Asie, Australie, Nouvelle-Zélande.