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Christening Cup - GNRH, Silver, circa 1905 Object Reg. No: SH 930949

Silver cup made by G. N. R. H circa 1905. It was presented to Ernest Cecil Huber in 1905 and was probably a christening gift from his grandparents.

Ernest Cecil Huber was born on 18 October 1904 in Lambeth, London. He worked as a mid shipman and jumped ship at Melbourne in 1927, where he settled and established a life. He married in 1931, and he and his wife had five children. He was a Sargent Major with the Australian Armed Forces during World War II, serving in the Middle East from 1939 to 1945. Upon his return home from the war he worked for the railways. He died on 5 April 1983 in Melbourne.

The cup was donated "in memory of our father Ernest Cecil Huber".
Silver embossed christening cup. The scene on the cup is child children on a common with the village in the background. The cup has straight sides and a thicker lip. The handle curves upwards and out from the base and then returns horizontally to the lip, the corner of the handle has been cut away in a concave curve so as to provide a space for the thumb. On the opposite side to the handle the owners name has been engraved. To the right of the handle there are four silver marks. The base is slightly inset and there is a number at the centre.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Barbara Timms, 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 6.60 cm (Height), 6.20 cm (Width), 8.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: british immigration, domestic equipment, food drink consumption, religions anglican, rites of passage, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, silverware, cups
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Baptisms & Christenings
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Inscriptions: Cup left to right: ERNEST CECIL Base: 15
Manufacturer: G.N.R.H, Chester, England, Great Britain, circa 1905
Presented To: Ernest Huber, Lambeth, England, Great Britain, circa 1905

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