The cylindrical tapering tankard is raised from sheet. It has a cast spreading foot, a molded wire midband, and a wire rim. The scrolled handle, formed from several pieces of sheet, has a heart-shaped terminus. The piece has been badly dented and torn and coarsely repaired.
Engraved on front of tankard, John Hancock/to/L.B. Whitney./ 1770; engraved on the handle, D/I M.
Maker's mark TM (Grimwade 2845) to right of the handle; lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter C
According to tradition, given by John Hancock (1737-1793) to Lydia Bowes Whitney (1749-1805); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. de Forest Thomson to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 1919)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson