* An American Silver Three-Handled Loving Cup of Yale University Interest Tiffany & Co., New York, NY, Circa 1912 cylindrical with slightly flaring rim, the three scroll handles with leafy terminals, raised on a stepped domed base, gilt interior, one side engraved with the insignia of the Scroll and Key Society between monograms C.S.P and C.C.J, inscription dated April 16, 1912 and a list of society members marked on underside and numbered 11067-2073 50 ozt Height 9 3/4 inches Estimate $ 3,000-5,000
Property from the Estate of Harold Hartshorne, Jr., Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
This loving cup was presented to Lester Eames Grant (1884-1965) and his wife Roberta Alston Hamilton (1890-1976) on the occasion of their marriage in 1912 by the members of Yale University's Scroll and Key Society, of which Grant had been a member. Grant was born in Denver, CO before graduating from Yale in 1906 and then Columbia University in 1910. He was a mining engineer who spent part of his career working in London as a local representative of Guggenheim Bros.
Scroll and Key Society was founded in 1846, and is Yale's second oldest secret society.