Tankard

Description
Tankard with a raised stepped-and-domed lid topped by a cast spiral finial and plain straight tapered sides with applied moldings around rim, midbody and base. Edge of lid fits over rim of body. Cast S-curve, grooved scroll thumbpiece attaches to five-knuckle hinge with pendant drop. Hollow, D-section, S-curve handle is engraved on face "H / M*E" in shaded serif letters and has a domed oval terminal with oval attachment. Struck once on top of lid "D•P" in a curvilinear surround and on bottom underside below centerpoint "D•PARKER" in a rounded-corner rectangle, both with raised serif letters.
Maker is Daniel Parker (1726-1785) of Boston, MA. Parker was a member of the Sons of Liberty along with fellow silversmith Paul Revere, Jr.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tankard
date made
ca 1760
maker
Parker, Daniel
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 3/4 in x 7 in x 5 3/8 in; 22.225 cm x 17.78 cm x 13.6525 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
ID Number
DL*383556
catalog number
383556
accession number
162866
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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