Two plain silver Beakers.
Two substantial Beakers, London 1905 and 1920, both by D. Munsey of Cambridge, and engraved with a coat-of-arms above the name ‘John Digby Maitland’. One Beaker engraved also on the rim: ‘From John Digby Maitland March 11th 1922.’
The Maitland family were lords of the manor of Loughton in Essex and owners of Loughton Hall with its estate. John Digby Maitland [1872-1927] was the third son of John Whitaker Maitland, the rector of Loughton and owner of Loughton Hall, 1831-1909. John Digby spent a number of years living and working in the United States as agent for the Gin distillers, Tanqueray Gordon, and married in 1909, Ruth Groves, the daughter of John C. Groves of Buffalo, New York, a Brigadier-General in the National Guard. At the time of his death he was living in Loughton. A nephew, also called John Digby Maitland, was born in 1922.
Height -9.50 cm.; Diameter – 8.60 cm.; Weight [of the two] – 618.40 gms.