It is almost a birth right for a French child to receive a baby cup at birth, most often with its first name and its birth date right underneath. It is meant as a lifetime keepsake and will be used in later years as a pencil cup or for makeup pencils. Children also often receive a cup for their baptismal or baby naming ceremonies. The ubiquitous palmette décor of the Empire adorns the body of the cup a couple centimetres below the edge. MALMAISON is only available in sterling silver.