Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Tankard

Maker:
H. W., London (active 1657–59?)
Date:
1658–59
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Height to top of thumbpiece: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Irwin Untermyer, 1973
Accession Number:
1974.28.156
Not on view
Inscription: On underside of base: YY

Marking: [1] a (London date letter for 1658–59);
[2] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[3] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[4] HW, mullet below (maker's mark, unidentified).

Location of marks:
On flat of cover and on side of tankard near lip to the left of the handle
[ S. J. Phillips Ltd. , until February 2, 1973; sold to Untermyer ] ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (in 1973; bequeathed to MMA)
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