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844e. (souvenir cup) Wellfleet [Mayo’s Beach] Light House, Wellfleet, Mass. c.1898.

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844e. (souvenir cup) Wellfleet [Mayo’s Beach] Light House, Wellfleet, Mass. c.1898.

844e. (souvenir cup) Wellfleet [Mayo’s Beach] Light House, Wellfleet, Mass. c.1898. Lovely decorated crème colored cup featuring a large, detailed b/w image of the lighthouse and keeper’s house at Mayo’s Beach. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of the new cast iron tower and brick and clapboard keeper’s house built in 1881. This light station as shown, remained in service until it was discontinued on March 10, 1922. The light station property was sold at auction on August 1, 1923, to Capt. Harry Capron. Nice detailed image on the bright china piece makes a good contrast on this rare item. Not backmarked, dating this piece to about 1898. Nicely decorated with gilding around the rim and on the handle. Cup measures 3” high and is clean, with little or no wear. No cracks or checks, a very detailed, unusual presentation with bright image for your display. A striking piece. (VG+). $188.