Dome Top Tankard
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
7 3/4 x 7 1/8 x 4 5/8 in. (19.7 x 18.1 x 11.7 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on inside of body in center of bottom: "T S"
Designated Purchase Fund
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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
overall, 45.10.154.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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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.
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