Vintage Silver Baby Cups
I adore vintage silver baby cups. I put them on the mantle with flowers in them, and on the buffet table to hold toothpicks. I started my collection when my children inherited my grandparents christening cups, after my granny died. My grandmother always had roses or something from her garden in their cups, side by side on their mantle. I thought that was very romantic, having their baby cups side by side.
My son now has his Great Granny's cup and my daughter will take her Great Grandad's cup to her new home.
Here is my Grandad's cup.
My Grandad's cup is Sterling Silver and has the most beautiful scrolling and etching and curved handle. The workmanship on this cup is outstanding. It is engraved WPH to EPH 1906.
My collection leans more to silver plate than Sterling because of the high costs of Sterling. This one was a gift from a friend and has the cutest duck on it.
This one has "baby" in a lovely script.
This one has a random engraving. It depicts some animals having a party, and is engraved with the following:
"and the horse ran away with the chocolate cake"
For baby gifts, I like to find vintage baby spoon and fork ........................
..................and tie them with ribbons to the cup
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