Tankard with a raised stepped-and-domed lid topped by a cast spiral finial and straight tapered sides with applied moldings around rim, midbody and base. Front of body engraved on upper half with an armorial device or coat of arms featuring an escutcheon with lion rampant charge and dotted field, the crest of a seated lion with right forepaw raised, and the motto "TOUT JOUR FIDELLE"; lower half has "GPH" in foliate script. Cast S-curve, grooved scroll thumbpiece attaches to five-knuckle hinge with pendant drop. Hollow, D-section, S-curve handle has a domed oval terminal with oval attachment. Struck twice on rim exterior, once to left and to right of handle, "BENJAMIN / BURT" in raised slanted serif letters in a curvilinear surround. Weight incised on bottom underside above centerpoint "oz / 28 = 13".

Maker is Benjamin Burt (1729-1805) of Boston, MA; son of John Burt (1692/3-1746) and brother to Samuel (1724-1754) and William (1726-1751), all silversmiths.

Date Made: 1760-1770

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Boston

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Credit Line: Estate of Arthur Michael

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.383475Catalog Number: 383475Accession Number: 162866

Object Name: tankard

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 9 3/8 in x 8 in x 5 3/8 in; 23.8125 cm x 20.32 cm x 13.6525 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b0-f5e3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_300961

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