Tankard

about 1685
Jeremiah Dummer (American, 1645–1718)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 14

Dimensions

Overall: 17.9 x 14 cm (7 1/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

42.221

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Straight tapering sides, sharply everted rim with incised line below, applied molded baseband. No center point on body; one on cover. Flat stepped cover, plain flange serrated at front and sides flanking hinge plate, under which flange curves (bezel seamed at front). Three-part hinge with rectangular modeled support, its base tangent to step of lid; scroll handle with a relatively short heavy V-drop on body. Wide flat handle surface overhangs on upper handle but no sign of initials. Lower joining and hinge plate resoldered. Inexplicable surface texture.

Markings

ID fleur-de-lis below in heart on cover and at left of handle

Provenance

Buhler Catalogue: Early history unknown: owned by the donor in 1928.

Credit Line

The Philip Leffingwell Spalding Collection—Given in his memory by Katharine Ames Spalding and Philip Spalding, Oakes Ames Spalding, and Hobart Ames Spalding