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Nashville, Tennessee coin silver mug or cup, slightly longer than usual form with molded lip and footring, C scroll handle, incuse mark on base "J.S.B. & CO COIN". 4-1/4"H, 4.66 oz troy. Note this cup and its mark nearly identical to the cup and mark pictured on p. 43 of "Tennessee Silversmiths" by Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Jr, minus the presentation inscription. The mark may be that of a John S. Britton, b. circa 1813, working Nashville 1855 until his death in 1860, or John S. Britain, working Nashville 1836-1836, or as many as three other possible silversmiths with some variation of that name (Caldwell's discussion of "a snarl of Brittains" appears on p. 42 of the book). Circa 1850. Provenance: the collection of John Montague, Memphis, Tenn. CONDITION: One deep 1/2" scratch and several smaller dents to area near center.