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2014 Engraved Public Armoury Jefferson Cup
At a Glance:
- Collectible Jefferson cup
- Lead-free, food safe
- Hand wash
- 3 1/8" dia.
- 8 oz. capacity
- WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
The Public Armoury is the first in a series of collectible pewter Jefferson trade cups machine engraved with a Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area icon. The blacksmith shop and armoury reflects the activity present during the Revolution, with trades working together in support of the American war effort. In the Historic Area, the site re-creates the industrial complex owned and operated by James Anderson, appointed public armourer in 1776 by the General Assembly of the newly independent Commonwealth of Virginia. In the immediate wake of his appointment, Anderson began to enlarge his small, commercial blacksmithing operation into an extensive and diverse public manufactory.
Today, the newly reconstructed main armoury building includes four blacksmith forges and a recently reconstructed kitchen. When complete, the site will include the armoury, the kitchen, a tinsmith's shop, an outdoor forge, a work shop, two storage buildings, a privy, a bake oven and a wellhead.
This cup offers a tangible memory from one of America's most important revolutionary cities, for you or any history lover on your list, inscribed upon a plain pewter cup of Jefferson's own design. Personalize by engraving a monogram, initial, crest, or sentimental inscription on the other side. Individually boxed with Public Armoury history included.