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Tankard

Object Number: 
1932.106
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 )
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 i
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
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