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Tankard

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The raised straight-sided tankard is wider at the base; a center point is not visible. One midband appears above lower handle join, and an applied stepped molding appears at the base. The domed and stepped lid with inner flange has a downturned rim and scored edge. The tankard has capstan finial,...

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Inscription

On body of vessel opposite handle is engraved in script "Belonging to the Chh of Christ / in NEWTOWN / 1740".

Marks

To left of handle is stamped "Hurd" in script within an ellipse; on base at center within a shield is stamped "Jacob / Hurd."

Provenance

1973, gift of the First Church of Newton, Mass. to the MFA. The lack of a donor's name on the Hurd tankard prompted Kathryn Buhler to surmise that it may have been purchased with general funds. Sources: ADA&S files

Credit Line

Gift of the First Church in Newton

1740

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

19.6 x 18.7 x 10.2 cm (7 11/16 x 7 3/8 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

1973.19

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware