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Tankard

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The small raised tankard has straight tapering sides and crisply drawn, molded base and lip, all of finely scaled proportions. The gadrooned stepped lid has a scored crenate lip. The scrolled thumbpiece descends to a five-part hinge with wigglework decoration, and the seamed S-scroll handle has...

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Inscription

Engraved "R / T * I" in shaded roman letters on bottom of tankard, over center point.

Marks

To right of handle and on top of lid is stamped "RC" below a crown, within a shield-shaped cartouche.

Provenance

Andrew Metropolis of Peabody, Massachusetts to Stuart Alan Goldman of Randolph, Massachusetts;1980, gift of Stuart Alan Goldman to MFA. (Accession date: Sept 10, 1980)

Credit Line

Gift of Stuart Alan Goldman and Marion E. Davis Fund

1698–1708

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

13 x 14.5 x 8.2 cm (5 1/8 x 5 11/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1980.278

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware