Tankard

Tankard

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Description
Double dome lid, plain bulbous or tulip-shape tankard having a drop-pierced chair-back thumbpiece with tongue-and-pip on its front and flared band at rim on a stepped cyma-molded circular base; quart size. Hollow, D-section, S-curve handle is engraved "S I" on the long, trefoil tongue-and-pip below the five-knuckle hinge and tapers to a hooded ball terminal; no strut. Touchmark at center of a pair of incised concentric circles inside bottom appears to be a crowned pair of birds standing facing inwards with "LO VE" at left and right inside a beaded circle.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tankard
date made
1760 - 1800
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 3/4 in x 6 5/8 in x 4 1/4 in; 19.685 cm x 16.8275 cm x 10.795 cm
ID Number
1986.0027.91
catalog number
1986.0027.91
accession number
1986.0027
Credit Line
Bequest of Dr. Joseph H. Kler
subject
Beverages
Drinking
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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