Jefferson Cup



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, now available in pewter, certainly your family will love them, too!

Measures 2 5/16″ tall, 3 1/4″ diameter, 7 oz capacity

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