Raised bulbous or bellied cann or mug engraved on front with an equestrian portrait depicting a jockey or rider with crop, facing left, seated astride a horse facing left. Flared rim scored around exterior, rounded bottom, and cast flared circular foot. Hollow, double C-scroll handle has a scrolled acanthus leaf on top and a split scroll lower terminal; short oval struts and stepped attachments. Bottom underside is struck twice, once above and below the centerpoint, "WH" in raised script in a serrated and conforming surround; "von Krafft." engraved in script below, with additional script possibly erased.
Maker is William Hollingshead of Philadelphia, w. circa 1757-1785.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1760
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 13.1 cm x 13.4 cm x 10 cm; 5 3/16 in x 5 1/4 in x 3 15/16 in
overall: 5 1/4 in x 4 7/8 in x 3 3/4 in; 13.335 cm x 12.3825 cm x 9.525 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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