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Tankard

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The tankard rests on a broad flaring foot. It has tapering sides and a matted surface decoration overall with a reserved oval at the center containing the engraved coat of arms. The ear-shaped handle has a bifurcated, scrolling thumbpiece. The cover has a broad rim and a bun-shaped finial,...

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Inscription

Armorials: Engraved on front, the arms of Newdigate impaling Leigh for Sir Richard Newdigate (1602–78) first Baronet, and second son of Sir John Newdigate, who married Juliana, daughter of Sir Francis Leigh in 1630 Inscriptions: Scratched on base, The Gift of Mrs. Katherine Newdigate to her Brother Thomas Newdigate (partially defaced); engraved on handle, C*T*M

Marks

On cover and repeated under base, maker's mark TI three annulets and a bird with a branch in its beak above (unrecorded); date letter b, lion passant; leopard's head crowned

Provenance

Brigadier R. H. Keenlyside, sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, February 26, 1976, lot 187; purchased from Brand Inglis, Ltd., London, September 13, 1978, Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1639–40

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.); W. 19.4 cm (7 5/8 in.); Diameter (of base) 15. 7 cm ( 6 3/16 in.); Weight 918.6 gm (29 oz 11 dwt)

Accession Number

1978.226

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver