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Two (2) Kentucky coin silver mint julep cups, each marked T. AYRES in rectangle for Thomas Ayres, working Danville, 1823-1857. One cup is monogrammed DLC, the other is not monogrammed. Both measure 3 3/8" H, combined weight 9.56 oz troy. Note: Thomas Ayres, son of one of Kentucky's earliest silversmiths, Samuel Ayres, worked in Danville, Kentucky and later in Keokuk, Iowa before returning to Danville in 1861-c.1870. Marquis Boltinghouse attributes the T. AYRES mark in rectangle, along with an eagle pseudo hallmark that is not present on these cups, to his 1823-1857 period of residence (ref. "Silversmiths of Kentucky" pp. 297-298). The Estate of Cora Jane Spiller, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Condition: Both with some scratching (especially the monogrammed cup), but in overall very good condition.