Oversized, lidless, slightly tapered, raised cylindrical tankard with applied molding and band of wrigglework at rim and cut-card anthemions above the wide base molding with wrigglework band at center; flat bottom. Hollow, D-section, C-curve handle with cast putto mask applied to shield-shaped lower terminal. Semicircular vent in underside of upper terminal; cross-shaped vent in underside of lower terminal. Centerpoint on bottom underside. Struck once below rim to left of handle "IB" in raised serif letters in a crowned shield.
Maker is Jacob Boelen (circa 1617-1729) of New York, NY.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Object Type
date made
ca 1700-1710
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
candleholder, traveling: 21.2 cm; 8 3/8 in
candleholder, traveling: 13.6 cm; 5 3/8 in
candleholder, traveling: 13.5 cm; 5 5/16 in
overall: 5 3/8 in x 8 1/2 in x 5 3/8 in; 13.6525 cm x 21.59 cm x 13.6525 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
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
Credit Line
Bequest of Arthur Michael
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