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Tankard with straight tapering sides, incised lines at rim, applied molded baseband. Flat stepped cover, molded flange serrated front and back. Cast dolphin and mask thumbpiece, scroll handle with broad rattail on body, cast cherub's head tip; five-part hinge with wavy lines in molded hinge...

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Inscription

Engraved with Browne arms and crest in acanthus scroll cartouche on front; MB on bottom.

Provenance

Mary Browne (1679-1753, daughter of William Browne (d. 1716); by descent to Dr. E. Lawrence Oliver (1); 1924, lent by Dr. Oliver to MFA; 1929, returned; by 1932 to Philip L Spalding; 1932, relent by Mr Spaling to MFA; 1940, transfered to Mrs. Spalding; 1942, gift of Mrs. Spalding and children to MFA. (Accession date: April 9 and 16, 1942) 1: She m. Benjamin Lynde (Harvard (1686) 1699; their son Benjamin (b. 1700) (Harvard 1718), m. Mary, daughter of Major John Bowle and widow of Captain Walter Goodridge; their daughter Mary, m. Andrew Oliver (Harvard 1749), ancestors of Dr. Oliver

Credit Line

The Philip Leffingwell Spalding Collection—Given in his memory by Katharine Ames Spalding and Philip Spalding, Oakes Ames Spalding, and Hobart Ames Spalding

1690–1700

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 43

Dimensions

Overall (h x dia of foot): 20 x 14.9 cm (7 7/8 x 5 7/8 in.); Other (Lip): 12.7cm (5in.); Weight: 39 oz., 10 dwt.

Accession Number

42.242

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware