Skip Navigation

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)  (show scale)
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
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.

Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please contact reproductions@brooklynmuseum.org (charges apply).

For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress, Cornell University, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums, and Copyright Watch.

For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright.

If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact copyright@brooklynmuseum.org.
CAPTION Cornelius Vanderburgh (1653-1699). Tankard, ca. 1690. Silver, 7 9/16 x 9 x 5 7/8 in. (19.2 x 22.9 x 14.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Stephen G.C. Ensko, 54.72. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 54.72_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (77%)
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome any additional information you might have.