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.

Date Made: 1793-1817

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

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Credit Line: Estate of Arthur Michael

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.383600Catalog Number: 383600Accession Number: 162866

Object Name: mug

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: 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


Record Id: nmah_300981

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