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Tankard

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Marks

Marked at rim: lion passant within lozenge (head facing to right, probably a spurious mark); leopard's head crowned; another mark, almost completely erased and undecipherable; London hallmark; capital 'H' (1723/24); maker's mark: 'IC' crowned. Marked on handle: "IC" crowned. Incised underneath base: scratch weight: '#1269 / 1269' underlined

Provenance

By 1916, probably Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA [see note 1]; by descent to John Herbert Ross, Cambridge, MA; 2003, gift of John Herbert Ross and Barbara O'Neil Ross to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 21, 2004) NOTES: [1] Dr. Denman Waldo Ross lent an 18th-century silver tankard, apparently identical to this one, to the MFA on January 21, 1916.

Credit Line

Gift of John Herbert Ross and Barbara O'Neil Ross

English (London), 1723–24

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

Overall: 14.8 x 12.7 cm (5 13/16 x 5 in.); width at handle 7 in.

Accession Number

2003.839

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver