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Tankard

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The circular salver rests on a low trumpet-shaped foot. It has a chased molded rim, and the plain surface is decorated overall with flat-chased chinoiserie figures including men and women in exotic dress, foliage, and birds. Around the outer border are small clouds, behind one of which the sun...

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Inscription

Armorials: Engraved on the tankard and salver, the arms and crest of Hoo, Staffordshire Inscriptions: Engraved on base of tankard and salver, My Mothers Gift to me Margaret Hoo

Marks

On cover of tankard, on body of tankard near handle, and on rim of salver, maker's mark SH conjoined in a circle (Jackson, 1921, p. 139; rev. ed. 1989, p. 137) (repeated on handle of tankard and on rim of salver); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter H

Provenance

July 26, 1950, Mrs. N. d'Arcy, sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, lot 21 [Goldsmiths' and Silversmiths' Co., London], sold to the MFA for $2200. (Accession Date: September 18, 1950)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1685–86

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.); W. 23 cm (9 1/16 in.); D. 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.); Weight 1,040.4 gm (33 oz 9 dwt)

Accession Number

50.2724

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver