Miniature Tankard

English (London)
1714–15
Marked by MA


Object Place: Europe, 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

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

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"

Markings

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