Coin Silver mint julep cup or beaker with inscriptions for the Adair family of Kentucky. Cup with triple reeded rim and footring, marked on the base E. KINSEY CINCINNATI (Edward Kinsey, working Cincinnati, Ohio, circa 1837 – 1844). Multiple engraved inscriptions to the body referencing the Adair family of Kentucky including "John Adair 1808-1888, John N. Adair Jan. 28 – 1931, and John N. Adair, Jr. Aug. 23, 1955". 3 1/2" H. 4.215 troy ounces. Note: Gen. John Wesley Adair was born at White Hall in Mercer County, KY, son of the 8th Governor of Kentucky John Henry Adair. John N. Adair was an early settler or Oregon and the first customs collector for the West Coast. Provenance: private Kentucky collection. CONDITION: Scattered pitting and use wear to body and base, some denting to footring and warping to body.
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