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Tankard

Maker:
Possibly by George Giles (active 1762– after 1773)
Date:
1792–93
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Height: 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

Marking: [1] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[2] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[3] r (London date letter for 1792–93);
[4] King's head (duty paid mark);
[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.

Note on marks:
The mark A B which appears in mark [5] may have been stamped over the G G, possibly at a later date. (C. Louise Avery, June 19, 1934)
Alphonso T. Clearwater (until 1933; to MMA)
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