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Mississippi and Important coin silver child’s mug, marked on bottom "Klein and Lampkin" for John Klein and John Lampkin, silversmiths/jewelers in Vicksburg, Mississippi. John Klein moved to Vicksburg, MS from Leesburg, VA and opened a shop in 1836. In the 1850 census, he is listed as a jeweler. John Lampkin, a jeweler born in Georgia, is also listed in Klein’s household in the 1850 census and was 20 years old. In 1854, ads appeared for "Klein and Brother". It is not known what became of Lampkin. The mug is inscribed "Mary Lucy Harris" on front. Flared beaded rim over a raised bulbous bead border, concave waist, bottom with raised circular motif with geometric designs at base, round beaded base. C scroll handle with volute and spur. Provenance – Mary Lucy Harris was the daughter of Fanny Wilson Harris and Albert Wilson Harris, Susan West’s great grandparents. She was born about 1869. It is probable the mug was purchased by Fanny Wilson’s father, John Robertson Wilson, while managing family property in Yazoo City, MS during the 1850s and given to Mary Lucy Harris several years later. Condition – minor denting and scratching. 3 3/8" height, 2.78 oz troy. Circa 1850. Glen Leven estate.