Tankard

English (probably London)
about 1770
Marked by I.K.


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

H. 20.6 cm x W. 17.4 cm x D. 12.3 cm (8 1/8 x 6 7/8 x 4 13/16 in.); Weight: 932.7 gm (30 oz)

Accession Number

32.364

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The bulbous body formed from sheet rests on a cast domed foot. It has molded wire applied to the midsection. The double-scroll handle, assembled from several fabricated pieces, has a scrolled terminus and an openwork thumbpiece. The hinged cover, raised with an applied bezel, is domed and stepped.

Inscription

Engraved on the front of the tankard, monogram RBH.

Markings

On underside, maker's mark IK (unrecorded) (repeated on underside of the cover).

Provenance

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 1, 1932)

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler