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Jefferson cup

Regular price $35.00 USD
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The history behind the famous Jefferson cup: Thomas Jefferson’s friend and teacher, George Wythe, passed away in 1806, willing him two silver cups.  Preferring a more modern style, he set out to have them redesigned. So he sent them off to Virginia silversmith, John Letelier, instructing him to melt the cups and remake them into a more popular tumbler design. Eight low, round-bottomed cups were crafted and returned to Monticello by 1810.  These cups were Jefferson’s family favorites.  Certainly your family will love them, too!

  • Pewter
  • 2 5/16″ tall x 3 1/4″ diameter
  • 7 oz.