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Tankard

Maker:
Probably by John Wisdom (active 1704–31)
Date:
1715–16
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (13.3 x 13.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Rev. Alfred Duane Pell, 1925
Accession Number:
25.15.16
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved on cover: Crest of the Prince of Wales and 1717,
The Gift of the HRH the Prince of Wales;
Engraved on body: gridiron, Beef Steak Club, BEEF AND LIBERTY, PALMAN QUI MERUIT FERAT. (Let him who deserves it carry the palm).
Scratched on bottom: 13-12

Marking: [1] Britannia;
[2] Lion's head erased;
[3] Gothic v, London date letter for 1715-16;
[4] WI, in shaped rectangle (maker's mark)

Location of marks:
On body near lip to right of handle.
Rev. Alfred Duane Pell (until 1925; bequeathed to MMA)
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