Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Tankard

Maker:
William Shaw (active 1749–58)
Maker:
William Priest (active 1749–73, died between 1802–11)
Date:
1750–51
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Height: 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Alphonso T. Clearwater, 1933
Accession Number:
33.120.4
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved on front, in foliate script: [monogram] G E N

Engraved on base, in script: In token of Respect / from / Mrs. White / 1844

Marking: [1] lion passant;
[2] leopard's head crowned;
[3] p (London date letter for 1750–51);
[4] W S and W P in cross (maker's mark for William Shaw and William Priest)

Location of marks:
All marks stamped on body at right of handle, below lip and inside cover.
Alphonso T. Clearwater (until 1933; to MMA)
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