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Tankard

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The raised tankard has a slightly tapered straight-sided body with center point evident in base. A center point is also visible on the inside of the raised, gadrooned, flat-topped lid. The wide crenate lip displays one pair and one single scored line at its edge; a flange is underneath the lid....

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Inscription

On bottom in script: "The gift of her honoured / Grandmother Eliz : Corwin. / to Mary Gibbs." A crudely incised letter "H" appears on base near molding.

Marks

Marked twice, "EW" in roman capitals within a rectangle, on lid in front of thumbpiece, and to left of handle.

Provenance

The tankard was acquired by Elizabeth (Sheafe Gibbs) (1644 – 1718), m. second, about 1675/76, Jonathan Corwin (Curwin, Curwen) of Salem, Justice of the Superior Court of Judicature, Province of Massachusetts Bay. It was made a gift to her granddaughter Mary Gibbs (1699 – 1761), m. the Rev. John Cotton (1693 – 1757) in 1719.6 The tankard passed to their daughter Elizabeth Cotton (1722 – 1782) and Jonathan Hastings (1708/9 – 1783), m. 1750. The initial “H” was probably engraved for him or one of his descendants; to their son John Hastings (1754 – 1839) and Lydia Dana (1755 – 1808), m. 1783; to their son Edmund Trowbridge Hastings (1789 – 1861) and Elizabeth Spring, m. 1815; to their daughter Harriet Elizabeth Hastings (1818 – 1887) and John Bryant Hatch (1817 – 1890), m. 1841; to their son George Stanley Hatch (1855 – 1931), Mary Kidder Whiting (b. 1861), m. 1891; to their son Francis Whiting Hatch (1897 – 1975), and Katherine Marjory Kennard, m. 1922; to their son Francis Whiting Hatch Jr. (b. 1925), the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. Hatch

1699–1718

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

13.5 x 16.3 x 8.7 cm (5 5/16 x 6 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1992.268

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware