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.
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