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The raised tankard tapers inward from the base and has an applied midband above the lower handle attachment. A tall, cast flame finial tops the domed stepped lid. The cast scrolled thumbpiece and four-part hinge descend to a baluster-shape drop on the shoulder of a hollow seamed handle; a convex...

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Inscribed "The Gift of / Deacon John Stone to the / Church of Christ in Newton / 1768" in script on body of tankard opposite handle. Lightly scratched above Minott mark is value of "£ 90.6."


On bottom of tankard above center point is stamped "Minott" in script within a rectangle. Below center point, "I [pellet] A" within a rectangle.


1973, gift of the First Church of Newton, Mass. to the MFA. Deacon John Stone (1692-1769), a weaver, was the son of Ebenezer Stone (1662-1754), the donor of the John Edwards tankard made for the First Church in Newton (cat. ___; 1973.20). The tankard was made a gift shortly before Stone's death in 1769.

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Gift of the First Church in Newton


Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts


22.1 x 18.5 x 10 cm (8 11/16 x 7 5/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

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Silver hollowware