W.H. Calhoun (working c. 1835-1865) was trained in silversmithing in Philadelphia. He became Nashville's most prolific smith, also retailing silver from New York and Philadelphia. This cup, engraved with an inscription from 1846, is struck W. H. Calhoun, postdating the partnership of Calhoun and Flowers of 1840-1844. See Benjamin Hubbard Caldwell, Jr. Tennessee Silversmiths, pp. 49-53.