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Lidless Tankard

Decorative Arts

MAKER Benjamin Day
DATES 1744-1757
DIMENSIONS 5 5/8 x 7 3/8 x 5 in. (14.3 x 18.7 x 12.7 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on inside bottom of tankard in center: badly worn stamp containing "BC"
INSCRIPTIONS Incised on outside of body opposite handle: "F R" with decorative flourishes flanking letters and a larger, more elaborate flourish in between letters
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
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CAPTION Benjamin Day. Lidless Tankard, 1744-1757. Pewter, 5 5/8 x 7 3/8 x 5 in. (14.3 x 18.7 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.41. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 45.10.41_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Highly polished pewter tankard. Cylindrical body is banded around bottom edge and tapers as it rises to banded top edge. Narrow raised band around body, about 2" up from bottom. Attached handle in shape of truncated "S" with ball terminal and low peak on top (resembles molding for hinge for lid). CONDITION: Fair; allover patches of pitting and some scratches; prominent dent in outer edge of handle; pin-sized hole on inner side of handle.
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