Henry R Percival Christening Cup 1854 Leonard Wilson Coin Silver 1854

.Henry R Percival Christening Cup 1854 Leonard Wilson Coin Silver 1854

code: wb3434

American coin silver christening cup of the noted Episcopalian writer Henry R. Percival by Leonard and Wilson of Philadelphia, c.1850. This elegant engraved octagonal cup has bands of die rolled shell and foliate decorations on the rim and the raised base and chased Acanthus leaf decorations on a stippled background. The inscription on three of the panels reads: Presented to Henry R Percival by Philip P. Green 1854. Percival, who was born in Philadelphia, died there in 1903 at the age of 49. He wrote several highly regarded Theological works, including The Seven Ecumenical Councils of the Undivided Church and was a Doctor of Divinity and a Master of Arts. Leonard and Wilson was in business in Philadelphia from 1847 - 1850 and became R and W Wilson when Leonard left the firm. Marked L & W Standard, this historically significant christening mug is 3 1/4" tall, 3 1/8" in diameter, 4 1/4" across the C shaped handle and weighs 121 grams or 3.9 ozs. Troy. Inscribed as described above, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.