Oxidized, raised bulbous or bellied cann or mug with partially intact stenciled inscription dated "1887" on front and engraved serif initials "IC / C*T" on face of handle. Molded rim, rounded bottom, and cast stepped circular foot. Hollow, double C-scroll handle has a sprigged upper terminal with flared strut and a split scroll lower terminal with oval attachment. Rim exterior struck once to left of handle "[I•]CLARK" in raised serif letters in a rectangle. Centerpoint on bottom underside with old red-bordered white paper collection label adhered below.
Attributed to Joseph Clark(e), Jr. (1716-1783) of Boston, MA.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1754
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 13.3 cm x 14.4 cm x 9.9 cm; 5 1/4 in x 5 11/16 in x 3 7/8 in
overall: 5 1/4 in x 5 1/8 in x 3 1/2 in; 13.335 cm x 13.0175 cm x 8.89 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bequest of Arthur Michael
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