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Tankard

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The tankard has a flat base with a molded rim. It has slightly tapering sides with an applied band marking the lower third of the body. The stepped cover has a broad flat rim, and it is attached to the handle by a knuckle hinge with a bifurcated scroll thumb-piece. The ear-shaped handle is...

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Inscription

Armorials: Engraved on the front, the arms of Plowes of Wakefield, co. York

Marks

On cover (indecipherable) and on rim, leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter S; indecipherable maker's mark (on rim only)

Provenance

John and Richard Longman, London; 1911, sold by the Longmans to Frank Brewer Bemis; 1935, bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

English, 1695–96

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.); W. 20.8 cm (8 3/16 in.); D. 13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.); Weight 1,032 gm (33 oz 3 dwt)

Accession Number

35.1573

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver