Tankard

Description
Tankard with a raised stepped-and-domed lid and straight tapered sides with applied moldings around rim, midbody and base; no finial. Cast S-curve scroll thumbpiece attaches to five-knuckle hinge with pendant drop. Hollow, D-section, S-curve handle with rounded spade terminal; no strut. Bottom underside inscribed "W*M to I*C" in engraved shaded serif letters and lightly incised "JS". Struck with four marks on exterior below rim to right of handle and on interior of lid: "HP" in raised script between stars in a curvilinear surround; a lion passant facing left in a rectangle; a crowned leopard's head in a pentagonal surround; and the raised serif date letter "Q" in a pentagonal surround. Centerpoints on lid exterior and bottom underside.
Mark was used by Humphrey Payne of London, England, between 1726 and 1738.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1731
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 in x 7 3/8 in x 5 in; 17.78 cm x 18.7325 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
DL.391176
catalog number
391176
accession number
189508
Credit Line
Gift of John Smithson and John Smithson, Jr.
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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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