Raised bulbous or bellied cann or mug with flared rim incised around exterior, rounded bottom, and cast stepped circular foot. Hollow, double C-scroll handle has a scrolled acanthus leaf on top and a split scroll lower terminal; flared conical struts. Bottom underside struck once, possibly over centerpoint, "IGL" in raised serif letters in a rectangle. Portion of an old, red-bordered white paper collection label adhered below mark.
Style of cann suggests maker is Jacob Gerritse Lansing II (1736/7-1803) of Albany, NY (working, circa 1755-1774 or later), rather than his grandfather Jacob Gerritse I (1681-1767).
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date made
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
mug: 8.4 cm; 3 5/16 in
mug: 11.2 cm x 12.6 cm; 4 7/16 in x 4 15/16 in
overall: 4 5/8 in x 4 7/8 in x 3 1/8 in; 11.7475 cm x 12.3825 cm x 7.9375 cm
place made
United States: New York, Albany
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bequest of Arthur Michael
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