Tankard

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

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Markings

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