Mug

Mug
Title
Mug
Date 
ca. 1700
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 5 3/8 in. ( 9.2 x 7.9 x 13.7 cm ) Silver Weight: 164 oz (troy) 12 dwt (256 g)
Description 
Wrought silver mug; circular body with straight sides tapered from applied, molded base band, with meander wire mid way, to an applied, molded rim; applied, molded mid-band with meander wire midway; wide, plain s-scroll handle with a semi-circular terminal; lower, front body engraved with a heart-shaped reserve surrounded by foliate scrolls, " I S E" cipher in the center of reserve; "S/ I * E" engraved in block letters on the handle; maker's mark on the base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Elizabeth Harison and William Harison
Object Number 
1941.296
Marks 
Inscription: engraved cipher "ISE" framed in heart with Baroque mantling of tendrils surmounted by foliate bud; "S/I+E" engraved in block letters along upper arc of handle. Maker's mark: stamped on base: "K TE" in block letters conjoined in a rectangle
Gallery Label 
This mug is one of a pair made for the Albany couple Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747) and Elizabeth (Elsie) Staats Wendell (1659-1737), who married in 1695. Silversmith Koenraet Ten Eyck kept an account book, which records activity from 1729 to around 1760, a rare document of a colonial New York silversmith's shop. Based on his account book, Ten Eyck produced primarily Indian trade silver and was rarely called on to make mugs or tankards. Yet in January 1732, a Philip Schuyler ordered "2 muggs" from Ten Eyck. He was charged £8.9.9 for the silver (more than nineteen ounces), and just twenty-six shillings for the labor. The silversmith's client may have been Philip Johannes Schuyler (1695-1745), the eldest son of this mug's owners.
Provenance 
Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747) and Elizabeth (Elsie) Staats Wendell (ca. 1658-1737); to their son Johannes Schuyler (1697-1741), who married Cornelia Van Cortlandt (1698-1762); to their son Philip Schuyler (1733-1804), who married Catherine Van Rensselaer (1734-1803); to their son John Bradstreet Schuyler (1765-1795), who married Elizabeth Van Rensselaer (1768-1841); to their son Philip Schuyler (1788-1865), who married Grace Hunter (1790-1855); to their daughter Elizabeth Van Rensselaer Schuyler (1815-1866), who married Richard Harison Ogden (1811-1859); to their daughter Gertrude H. Ogden (b. 1843), who married Richard Morley Harison (1833-1895); to their children Elizabeth (1873-1956) and William Harison (1870-1948), the donors.
Bibliography 
Hofer, Margaret K. "Seventeenth-and eighteenth-century family silver." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 156-161.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group