Marked by Thomas Moore II (first mark entered 1750)
Object Place: Europe, London, England
H. 15 cm x 16.8 cm x 12.2 cm (5 7/8 x 6 5/8 x 4 13/16 in.); Weight: 550gm (17 0z 14 dwt)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The cylindrical tapering tankard is raised from sheet. It has a cast spreading foot, a molded wire midband, and a wire rim. The scrolled handle, formed from several pieces of sheet, has a heart-shaped terminus. The piece has been badly dented and torn and coarsely repaired.
Engraved on front of tankard, John Hancock/to/L.B. Whitney./ 1770; engraved on the handle, D/I M.
Maker's mark TM (Grimwade 2845) to right of the handle; lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter C
According to tradition, given by John Hancock (1737-1793) to Lydia Bowes Whitney (1749-1805); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. de Forest Thomson to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 1919)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson