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Miniature Tankard

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The cylindrical tankard has slightly tapering sides. It is formed from seamed sheet, with an inset base and molded wire around the foot. A flat cover, hinge to the C-shaped handle, has a shaped thumbpiece.

Inscription

Scratched on underside, "A*B"

Marks

To right of handle, maker's mark MA (Griemwade 3731)(repeated on underside of cover); lion's head erased (repeated on underside of cover); Britannia; date letter t

Provenance

Robert Ensko, New York; sold by Ensko to the MFA for $192. (Accession Date: March 8, 1956)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1714–15

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 5.2 cm x W. 5.1 cm x D. 3.2 cm (2 1/16 x 2 x 1 1 1/4 in.); Weight: 22.3 gm (15 dwt)

Accession Number

56.138

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver