Lidless, seamed tapered cylindrical tankard or mug scored with two sets of six lines around body and engraved "CMH" in conjoined foliate script on front. Applied bead-molded rim, seamed base molding with plain footring, and flat bottom set in. Hollow S- and C-curve handle has faceted face and heart-shaped lower terminal. Centerpoint on bottom inside. Bottom underside struck once at center "C.Wiltberger" in raised roman letters in a conforming surround.
Maker is Christian Wiltberger (1766-1851) of Philadelphia, PA; working by 1793 (when partnership with Samuel Alexander dissolved) until 1817.
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Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 10.8 cm x 12.9 cm x 9 cm; 4 1/4 in x 5 1/16 in x 3 9/16 in
overall: 4 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 3 5/8 in; 10.795 cm x 13.97 cm x 9.2075 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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catalog number
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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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