- Stepped flat-top lidded tankard engraved with line of descent to donor on front of body. Raised straight tapered sides; flared and scored rim; and applied molded base. Lid crenellated and engraved at front. Cast S-curve scroll thumbpiece attaches to five-knuckle hinge with baluster drop. Hollow, D-section, S-curve handle has a curved rounded point terminal. Struck once on bottom underside over centerpoint "EP" in raised serif letters in a rectangle. Centerpoint on inside and outside of lid.
- Maker is Elias Pelletreau (1726-1810); worked in New York, NY, 1747-1750: Southampton, Long Island, 1750-1776; Simsbury, CT, circa 1776-1780; Saybrook, CT, circa 1780-1782; and Southampton, Long Island, 1782-1810. His four surviving account books include the sale of fixty-six tankards.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- place made
- United States: New York, Southampton
- Physical Description
- silver (overall material)
- overall: 6 3/4 in x 7 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in; 17.145 cm x 19.05 cm x 13.335 cm
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- accession number
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- Credit Line
- Gift of Janet Newbold Stewart
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- Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
- Domestic Furnishings
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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