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Cann

Object Number: 
1957.111
Date: 
ca. 1775
Medium: 
silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 5 3/8 in. ( 13 x 9.8 x 13.7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: engraved at center front: "C. K. T." in Old English characters. Maker's mark: stamped on base: "B*PIERPOINT" in a cartouche
Description: 
Wrought silver cann; baluster-shaped body on a circular molded foot; plain rim; double-scroll handle with a scrolled acanthus thumbpiece, and a forked lower terminus; engraved on the center front, "C. K. T." in gothic script; maker's mark stamped on the base.
Gallery Label: 
This cann belonged to Charles Keating Tuckerman (1821-1896), the U.S. Minister to Greece, 1862-1872.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, Abbott-Lenox Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group