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    Elizabeth Custer's Personal Sugar & Creamer Set. This Reed and Barton sugar and creamer set was owned by Elizabeth "Libbie" Custer, wife of Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer. The sugar bowl measure 5.5" high (with lid) and the creamer 4.5". Both are silver-plated and bear the Reed and Barton silversmith's name stamped underneath. Both are engraved with initial "E" in script and have a floral motif at the base, rim, and handle. There is a patent date of October 27, 1903, stamping underneath as well.

    Elizabeth Bacon Custer married George Armstrong Custer on February 9, 1864. The daughter of a prominent judge, she was a devoted wife to the Civil War major general and Indian fighter. After his death in 1876 at the Little Bighorn, she spent the rest of her life building her husband's legacy dying just short of her 92nd birthday in 1933, never remarrying, always glorifying her husband.

    This sugar and creamer set have descended directly from Libbie Custer's family and have seen much use in the years she owned them. The plate is fairly rubbed at the cap of the sugar bowl and on the sides of both pieces. This is a rare set from a special woman, a wife and companion to one of the most famous cavalrymen in American history.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    14th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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