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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1966.51.67
People
Joseph Lock, British (free 1771)
Title
Tankard
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1778-1779
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Period
George III (1760-1820)
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/227988
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
21.6 x 18.4 x 11.4 cm (8 1/2 x 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)
850 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • hallmark: on body, struck: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter
  • maker's mark: on body, struck: IL [Joseph Lock, Grimwade, no. 1492]
  • hallmark: interior of cover, struck: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter
  • maker's mark: interior of cover, struck: IL [Joseph Lock, Grimwade, no. 1492]
  • coat of arms: front, engraved: arms of Fraser, as borne by Simon Fraser, the Master of Lovat (1726-1782)
  • inscription: on front, below arms: The Arms and gift of Lovat
Provenance
Edwin Hale Abbot Jr., Cambridge, MA, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1966.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Edwin H. Abbot
Accession Year
1966
Object Number
1966.51.67
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Baluster on spreading foot, with applied molded mid-rib and tubular scroll handle with heart-shaped terminal and baluster drop molding, the hinged domed cover with openwork arcaded thumb-piece, the front engraved with an heraldic achievement on a later-applied oval cartouche suspended from ribbons and swags.
Publication History

Christopher Hartop, British and Irish Silver in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge, Mass. and New Haven, 2007), pp. 163-164, cat. no. 150, repr. p. 163, details repr. p. 163-164.

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