Tankard

Tankard
Tankard
Title
Tankard
Date 
1749/50
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 4 5/8 x 7 in. ( 19 x 11.7 x 17.8 cm )
Description 
Wrought silver tankard; baluster-shaped body with a molded, flared lip and an applied, molded mid-band; seated on a molded, circular foot; stepped, domed cover with inscribed rings around the edge; split, double-scrolled thumbpiece and molded hinge-plate with a broad molded drop and a small bead drop; scroll handle tapered to the lower, circular body joint, flaring to the heart-shaped terminal; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Frank Knight Sturgis
Object Number 
1932.106
Marks 
Hallmarks: stamped twice, once at top of lid underside, in relief, and once on bottom, in relief: lion passant in conforming surround stamped in relief; leopard's head in conforming shield in relief; letter/date "O" in Gothic character in bracket shield in relief; and "J [or "T"] M" in script with rectangular surround, also in relief. Maker's mark: stamped on handle in script "D" in relief. Engraving: Circular lines incised on lid flange and under lip.
Provenance 
This tankard was given to the donor by his friend, Lewis Cass Ledyard.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group