Kentucky agricultural coin silver goblet or chalice having a bulbous body, flared and beaded trim. Inscription to one side reading "Ky S Ag Society Premium 1857" and "Towles" to the other. Incuse mark "J. Kitts" on underside for John Kitts, Louisville, Kentucky (working 1843-1878; this mark used circa 1836-1874). 7" H. 8.885 troy ounces. Note: John Kitts made and retailed many silver "Premium" prizes for the state agricultural society in Kentucky. The Towles family of Henderson County, KY were active members in this society and won premiums in 1857 for cattle and cider. CONDITION: One dent to base, overall light expected wear.
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