Tankard

Object Number: 
1932.104
Date: 
1689/90
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 5 1/2 x 8 1/8 in. ( 17.8 x 14 x 20.6 cm )
Marks: 
Engraving: front center: the Sturgis family arms; gilt chevron between three crosslets, two in chief, on at point in a shield surrounded by gold and foliate scrolls, surmounted by a talbot's head and rope, engraved in a banner below, "ESSE QUAM VIDERI" in
Description: 
Wrought silver tankard; circular body with straight sides tapered from applied, molded, baseband to an applied, molded, flared lip; stepped, flat cover with serrated flange at the front; rings inscribed around the edge of the lid; corkscrewed trefoil thumbpiece and a should molded hinge-plate; plain, scroll handle tapering at the lower joint and flaring at the terminus; engraved with the arms of the Sturgis family on the front center, gild chevron between three crosslets, two in chief, on at point in a shield surrounded by gold and foliate scrolls, surmounted by a talbot's head and rope, engraved in a banner below, "ESSE QUAM VIDERI" in roman letters; maker's marks stamped on the lid and to the right of the handle.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Frank Knight Sturgis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group