The raised tankard with tapering cylindrical body has an applied midband, rim, and drawn and molded foot. The stepped domed cover with scored rim has a peened-in button finial and flange within. A tall scroll thumbpiece descends to the five-part hinge and seamed S-scroll handle with baluster...
The raised tankard with tapering cylindrical body has an applied midband, rim, and drawn and molded foot. The stepped domed cover with scored rim has a peened-in button finial and flange within. A tall scroll thumbpiece descends to the five-part hinge and seamed S-scroll handle with baluster decoration. Prominent wear marks appear on the handle as a result of contact with thumbpiece. The handle is attached to the body with rounded drop at upper join; an oval disk is below. Plain convex disk appears at terminus, with semicircular air vent below. Poor repair to lid.
Crude, later initials "E * D" engraved on handle; scratch weight "28 oz 9 dwt 8 gr" on bottom.
Marked "EW" in double circle to left of handle.
The initials "E * D," combined with oral history of ownership in the Jewett family, points to Edward Dearborn as the probable first owner of the tankard, to wit: Edward Dearborn (1702-1746) and Mary Foss (d. after 1746), both of Greenland, New Hampshire, m. 1724; to their daughter, Mary Dearborn (bp. 1735) and Benjamin Jewett (d. after 1777), m. about 1761; to their son Dearborn Jewett (1765/6-1854) and Mary Furber (1760-1837); m. about 1786; to their son, Capt. Theodore Furber Jewett (b. 1787) and Sarah Orne (d. 1819), m. 1812; to their son, Dr. Theodore H. Hewett (1815-1878) and Caroline Frances Perry (b. 1820) m. 1842; to their daughter, Caroline Augusta Jewett (b. 1855) and Edwin C. Eastman (b. 1849), m. 1878; to their only son, Theodore Jewett Eastman (1879-1931), d. unm.; made a gift to his cousin, Charles French Perry (1833-1897) and Georgianna West Graves (1852-1934) [the latter provided by a descendant] , m. 1872; to their daughter, Elizabeth Lejee Perry (1879-1969) and Henry Hyslop Richardson (1872-1932), son of the Boston architect, m. 1906.  Mrs. Richardson transferred ownership to her brother, architect William Graves Perry (1883-1975) and his first wife, Eleanor Bodine (b. 1886), m. 1908. To their son, William Graves Perry, Jr. (1913-1998) and his first wife, Helen Knowles. Purchased by North Andover, Massachusetts, antiques dealer, Roland Bowman Hammond (1917-1993), by descent to his wife, the donor, Dorothy B. Hammond. 1. Arthur Gilman, The Gilman Family Traced in the Line of Hon. John Gilman of Exeter, New Hampshire (Albany, N.Y.: Joel Munsell, 1869), p. 152; Frederick Clarke Jewetrt, History and Genealogy of the Jewetts of America, two volumes. (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishers, 1908 reprinted __???) David Curtis Dearborn, The Dearborn Family (Boston: NEHGS, forthcoming). 2. Harvard University, Class of 1901, Thirtieth Anniversary Report (Cambridge: Published for the University), p. 123. 3. Obituary, NEHGR 89 (1935):70; Obituary, Boston Globe, December 17, 1969; Massachusetts Vital Records (microfilm) 306:140; 342:94. Ownership in the Richardson and Perry family is documented in Registrar's Department, Museum of Fine Arts. 4. William A. Warden, Warden Family Genealogy: The Ancestors, Kin and Descendant of John Warden and Narcissa (Davis) Warden (Worcester, Ma.: ____ 1901); p. 137; Harvard Class of 1905, Third Report (Cambridge: Published for the University, 1915), p. __; Obituary, NEHGR 87 (1933):59; Bureau of Vital Statistics: death records for William Graves Perry and William Graves Perry, Jr.. 5. Bureau of Vital Statistics: death record for Roland Hammond.
Gift of Dorothy B. Hammond in memory of Roland B. Hammond