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    Sale 2091

    Important American Silver

    17 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 152

    A SILVER JULEP CUP OF SOUTHERN INTEREST

    MARK OF GEORGE SHARP JR., DANVILLE, KY, CIRCA 1860

    Price Realised  

    A SILVER JULEP CUP OF SOUTHERN INTEREST
    MARK OF GEORGE SHARP JR., DANVILLE, KY, CIRCA 1860
    Tapering cylindrical, beaded border on rim and base, marked on base, also marked Danville KY
    4 in. high; 4 oz. 10 dwt.


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    George Sharp, Jr. is recorded in Danville from 1857 through the late 1860s, when he moved to Atlanta. The 1860 census records him as a jeweler and watchmaker. See: Marquis Boultinghouse, Silversmiths, Jewelers, Clock and Watchmakers of Kentucky, 1785-1900, 1980, p. 241.