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Tankard

Maker:
Possibly by George Giles (active 1762– after 1773)
Date:
1792–93
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Alphonso T. Clearwater, 1933
Accession Number:
33.120.3
Not on view
Inscription: (On front, engraved script initial with floral motifs) H;
(On base, in script) M, F B below

Marking: [1] Lion passant;
[2] Leopard's head crowned;
[3] r, London date letter for 1792-93;
[4] King's head;
[5] G A B;
[6] G G, possibly maker's mark for George Giles

Location of marks:
[1]-[5] on body at right of handle, below lip;
[1],[2],[3],and [6] inside cover.

The mark A B which appears in mark [5] may have been stamped over the G G, possibly at a later date.
Alphonso T. Clearwater (until 1933; to MMA)
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