Tankard with a crenellated, stepped flat-top lid and raised straight tapered sides with applied moldings around rim, lower body and base. Cast S-curve, split scrolled acanthus leaf thumbpiece attaches to five-knuckle hinge with pendant drop. Hollow, D-section, S-curve handle is engraved "* / *A*M* / *" in serif letters on the face and has a curved heel terminal. Struck with four marks on top of lid and on rim exterior to right of handle: raised serif letters "PA" in a curvilinear surround; Britannia seated to the left in a rounded-corner surround; a lion's head erased in a rounded-corner surround; and an angular letter in an elongated five-pointed surround. Centerpunch inside lid.
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Object Name
date made
previous owner
Pell, Alfred Duane
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
tankard: 17.3 cm x 20.3 cm; 6 13/16 in x 8 in
tankard: 12.9 cm; 5 1/16 in
overall: 7 in x 8 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in; 17.78 cm x 20.6375 cm x 13.0175 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
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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