Sat, Oct 6, 2018 10:00AM EDT
American, ca 1856. A coin silver julep cup of slightly tapered form made by Edward and David Kinsey (Newport, KY and Cincinnati, Ohio) with applied bands of bordered floral decoration at foot and rim, inscribed in script Washington Miller, stamped on underside KY. STATE. AGL. SOC. / 1856 / PREMIUM / KINSEY; ht. 2.75 in.
This cup was presented to Washington Miller (1798-1863) of Deerlawn Stock Farm near Winchester, Kentucky in 1856. The award was presented at the Kentucky State Agricultural Society's fair in Paris, KY in the category of Saxon and Merino sheep. Interestingly, the maker was also presented with an award in the category of silver at the same fair. Miller and his farm are also referenced in W.H. Perrin's Kentucky: A History of the State (1888), and Where in the World (Enoch, 2013).