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Dome Top Tankard

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Pewter
  • Place Made: London, England
  • DATES 1760-1780
    DIMENSIONS 7 3/4 x 7 1/8 x 4 5/8 in. (19.7 x 18.1 x 11.7 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Impressed on inside of body in center of bottom: "T S"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 45.10.154
    CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Thomas Swanson (British, born London, 1753-1783). Dome Top Tankard, 1760-1780. Pewter, 7 3/4 x 7 1/8 x 4 5/8 in. (19.7 x 18.1 x 11.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.154. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 45.10.154.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pewter lidded tankard. Tulip shaped body raised on round, flaring stepped foot. Attached handle in shape of truncated "S" with short, bulbous tail end. Stepped dome lid fits over mouth. Rectangular thumb piece with heart-shaped cut out is curved and soldered to edge of lid, then joins hinge on top of handle. CONDITION: Good; allover tarnish and light scratches and pitting. Tiny hole surrounded by ring of white colored corrosion on outer side of handle.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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