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The raised cylindrical vessel has a drawn molded foot, tapering sides, and a midband. A stepped domed lid with flame finial extends around edge of an applied rim; flange within; scrolled thumbpiece descends to five-part hinge. A short baluster drop below hinge is applied to seamed C-scroll...

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On side of tankard, opposite handle is engraved "Belonging to yt. Church of Christ in M'Head / wherof ye. Revd. Mr. Storey is Pastor / 1773" in italics.


"T [pellet] GRANT" within a rectangle is stamped to left of handle and on bottom of tankard, above center punch. Ada Mark * F3837 (body), * F3836 (base)


The Second Congregational Church in Marblehead, Massachusetts (later called the Unitarian Universalist Church in Marblehead) recorded “that there be a quart silver tankard purchased for the Communion table out of the Church Stock” on January 4, 1773; purchased by the MFA from the church in 1984.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by a Friend of the Department and the Mary S. and Edward Jackson Holmes Fund


Object Place

Marblehead, Massachusetts


21.9 x 18.4 x 13.3 cm (8 5/8 x 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.)

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Silver hollowware