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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1949.114.36
People
Maker's mark RC between pellets in dotted circle, British, English
Title
Tankard
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1674-1675
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Period
Charles II (1660-1685)
Culture
British, English
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/228940
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
19.4 x 20.7 x 17 cm (7 5/8 x 8 1/8 x 6 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • hallmark: on rim by handle: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter
  • coat of arms: on side, engraved: The armorials are engraved on a patch and were probably added in the early twentieth century. The arms are those of the City of London.
  • hallmark: struck on top of cover: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter
  • maker's mark: struck on rim by handle: RC [between pellets in dotted circle] [ Jackson, p. 137, line 8]
  • maker's mark: struck on top of cover: RC [between pellets in dotted circle] [Jackson, p. 137, line 8]
  • maker's mark: struck on handle: RC [between pellets in dotted circle] [Jackson, p. 137, line 8]
  • inscription: engraved on base, scratch weight: 36 oz.
Provenance
Sold, [through Anonymous Sale, Christie's, London, June 15, 1927, lot 90]; to Herbert. Sold, [through Anonymous Sale, Christie's, London, July 24, 1929, lot 76]; to [Mallet, London] [1]. Archibald Alexander Hutchinson, New York, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1949.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Archibald A. Hutchinson, Esq.
Accession Year
1949
Object Number
1949.114.36
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Of slightly tapering cylindrical form raised on three cast couchant lion and ball feet, the base applied with two bands of ropetwist, the ribbed tubular scroll handle with escutcheon-shaped terminal, the hinged low domed cover with ropetwist border and cast couchant lion thumbpiece; the front later engraved with a coat-of-arms, helm, supporters and motto within foliate scroll 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), pp. 64-65, cat. no. 29, repr. in b/w on pp. 64, details repr. pp. 64-65.

Exhibition History

French, English and American Silver: A Loan Exhibition in Honor of Russell A. Plimpton, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 06/09/1956 - 07/15/1956

32Q: 2340 Cabinet Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 09/24/2019

Subjects and Contexts

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