Tankard

English
1695–96
Possibly by Samuel Hood


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.); W. 20.8 cm (8 3/16 in.); D. 13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.); Weight 1,032 gm (33 oz 3 dwt)

Accession Number

35.1573

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The tankard has a flat base with a molded rim. It has slightly tapering sides with an applied band marking the lower third of the body. The stepped cover has a broad flat rim, and it is attached to the handle by a knuckle hinge with a bifurcated scroll thumb-piece. The ear-shaped handle is D-shaped in section, and terminates in a shaped shield. The tankard is raised from a single sheet with a molded wire applied to the lower third of the body. The cover is raised. The hinge and thumbpiece are cast, and the handle is formed from three pieces. The surface has been extensively worn and highly polished.

Inscription

Armorials: Engraved on the front, the arms of Plowes of Wakefield, co. York

Markings

On cover (indecipherable) and on rim, leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter S; indecipherable maker's mark (on rim only)

Provenance

John and Richard Longman, London; 1911, sold by the Longmans to Frank Brewer Bemis; 1935, bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis