Americana Collection Winthrop Sargent Silver Cans made by Joseph Anthony, Jr.
Photo from North East Auctions 2015 This set of four silver camp cups engraved “WS” for Major Winthrop Sargent of Gloucester was purchased for $14,480 at Northeast’s auction by the US State Department for its Diplomatic Reception Rooms collection. The set was kept in the major’s campaign chest during the Revolutionary War.
As published in the Boston Globe 2015 The 5-ounce, 1⅝-inch silver cups were each engraved “WS” for Major Winthrop Sargent (1753-1820) of Gloucester, who enlisted in the Continental Army in 1775 and was with Washington’s army at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777. One of the cups was engraved under the base with a later inscription “from Camp Chest of Major Winthrop Sargent U.S.A., 1776-1785.” Another Sargent camp cup identical to the set of four is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts.
Here is link to the Diplomatic Reception Rooms to view more https://diplomaticrooms.state.gov/objects/camp-cups/
Winthrop Sargent (1753-1820) son of Winthrop Sargent SR. and Judith Sanders; grandson of Epes Sargent and Esther McCarty. He married Anne Maria McIntosh. Photo from Wikipedia. Read more http://encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-2371