14 - 15 February 2001
AN AMERICAN SILVER PRESENTATION CUP
Mark of Tuttle Silversmiths, Massachusetts, circa 1916
Vase-shaped, with squared handles, engraved with inscription to John Aspinwall Roosevelt from the Major General Commandant and the Officers on Duty at Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps, Washington D.C. to commemorate his assignment to the United States Marine Corps by his Father March 13, 1916, marked under base
A pair of silver hairbrushes and a shoehorn, engraved JAR, mark of Gorham
A silver comb sleeve, engraved ER, now without comb, mark of Webster Mfg. Co., New York, circa 1905
The cup 7¼in. (18.5cm.) high; 8oz. 10dwt. (249gr.) weighable silver (5)
The cup was given to Franklin D. Roosevelt by the U.S. Marine Corps to be given by him to his son John Aspinwall Roosevelt (b. 13 March 1916), on his "assignment" to the U.S. Marine Corps as an honorary gesture on the day of his birth. Franklin D. Roosevelt was Assistant Secretary of the Navy at the time.
The hairbrushes and shoehorn belonged to John Aspinwall Roosevelt and were used at Val-Kill.
The comb sleeve belonged to Eleanor Roosevelt and is from a dresser set seen in a photograph of her bedroom at Val-Kill.
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