Tankard

English (London)
1723–24
Marked by Edward Feline (free 1721)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

24.2 x 20.4 cm (9 1/2 x 8 1/16 in.); Diameter (lid): 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.); weight: 1, 647.1 gm (52 oz 19 dwt)

Accession Number

63.488

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The tankard, raised from heavy sheet, has a rounded base and slightly everted rim. It rests on a stepped base formed from several cast sections. The plain surface of the body is ornamented with applied alternating robs. At the midsection is a molded wire band. The C-shaped handle, cast in two pieces, has a baluster drop at the top and bottom. The raised domed cover is attached with a hinge to the handle. The dome is decorated with applied ribs similar to those on the base of the rankard, and at the center is a baluster finial cast in halves and seamed vertically.

Inscription

Engraved on the underside of the body, "A" with a earl's coronet above, scratched on the underside "no 2682" "oz 53-2"

Markings

On underside and on bezel of cover, maker's mark Fe (Grimwade 679); date letter H; Britannia; lion's head erased

Provenance

Property of Bertram, fifth Earl of Ashburnham, sold by his executors, Christie's, London, March 24, 1914, lot 89, purchased Tessier, Ltd., London; property of Mrs. Pamela J. Combemale, New York, sold Christie's, London, March 20, 1963, lot 91 [Garrard & Co., London], purchased May 8, 1963 by MFA for £750 British pounds. (Accession Date: March 8, 1963)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour