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Tankard

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver
DATES ca. 1690
DIMENSIONS 7 9/16 x 9 x 5 7/8 in. (19.2 x 22.9 x 14.9 cm)
MARKINGS Impressed on side near lip, intertwined in heart: "CVB"
INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed on handle below hinge: "T [worn down] / T * H / D.R.S.L." Engraved on underside of base, in script: "Sarah Colt. / An affectionate remembrance to her / Son John / And by him to his Son / Elias Boudinot Colt. / On his Marriage 28th Oct 1856."
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 54.72
CREDIT LINE Gift of Stephen G.C. Ensko
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Large silver tankard with hinged lid. Body is cylindrical in form, tapers toward top; molding of applied bands around base; engraved double linear border just below the lip. Handle is S-shaped with flaring lower terminal; hinge applied at top of handle, plates of hinge extend to palmette along handle and thumb grip that is joined to lid and spiral fluting. Lid is flat-topped dome with everted edge that is scalloped at front. Thumb grip and hinge are modern replacements after a Vanderburgh tankard formerly in the Phillipse family. CONDITION: Good, wear on handle, cover modern replacement.
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