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.
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Object Name
date made
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 7 in x 7 3/8 in x 5 in; 17.78 cm x 18.7325 cm x 12.7 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
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Domestic Furnishings
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John Smithson and John Smithson, Jr.
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