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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1966.51.23
People
Maker's mark IS with cinquefoil below, British (17th century)
Title
Tankard
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1686-1687
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/228387
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
15.2 x 18.1 x 11.8 cm (6 x 7 1/8 x 4 5/8 in.)
550 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • hallmark: struck on rim: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter
  • hallmark: struck on top of cover: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter
  • maker's mark: on rim: [traces of maker's mark] [apparently IS with cinquefoil below, possibly for John Spackman, Jackson, p. 136, line 18]
  • maker's mark: top of cover: [traces of maker's mark] [apparently IS with cinquefoil below, possibly for John Spackman, Jackson, p. 136, line 18]
  • maker's mark: handle: [apparently IS with cinquefoil below, possibly for John Spackman, Jackson, p. 136, line 18]
  • coat of arms: front, engraved: the arms appear to be those of Williams, as borne by John Williams, Bishop of Chichester (1696-1709)
Provenance
Edwin Hale Abbot Jr., Cambridge, MA, bequest; to Fogg Museum, 1966.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Edwin H. Abbot
Accession Year
1966
Object Number
1966.51.23
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Tapering cylindrical on molded foot, with tubular scroll handle with applied ribbing at the shoulder, the flat domed hinged cover with corkscrew thumb-piece, the front engraved with a coat of arms within crossed foliate plume mantling.

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), p. 76, cat. no. 39, repr. p. 76, details repr. p. 76.

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