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The raised tulip-shaped vessel has a broad base that tapers inward near upper join of handle before expanding to a small mouth with thin molding. The cast splayed foot is thickly soldered to the body. A cast double-scroll handle with acanthus leaf at thumb- grip and tendril near teminus is...

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Inscription

"B / I * E" is engraved in shaded roman letters over center point.

Marks

"S [pellet] P" touchmark in a shaped cartouche is stamped on base of tankard, below center point.

Provenance

Early history unkown.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Nickerson in memory of Samuel Mayo Nickerson

1756–1770

Object Place

Guilford, Connecticut

Dimensions

15.1 x 14.9 x 8.1 cm (5 15/16 x 5 7/8 x 3 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1977.768

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware