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Tankard

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The cylindrical tankard rests on a molded foot. Plain gilt bands around the rim and foot of the body enclose a white sleeve that is pierced and chased with naturalistic birds and foliage; the gilt lining shows through the piercing. The slightly domed cover consists of a white sleeve, pierced...

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Marks

On rim near handle, IB a pellet between a crescent and two pellets below in a plain shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 130; rev. ed. 1989, p. 128) (repeated on underside of base and on cover)

Provenance

Sotheby & Co., London, May 19, 1955, lot 82 [Garrard & Co., London]; purchased September 15, 1955, Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour for $250.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), about 1665

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 17 cm (6 11/16 in.); W. 20.8 cm (8 3/16 in.); D. 15.1 cm (5 15/16 in.); Weight 1,513.9 gm (48 oz 13 dwt)

Accession Number

55.461

Medium or Technique

Silver and silver gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver