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Tankard

Maker:
Benjamin Burt (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1729–1805 Boston, Massachusetts)
Date:
ca. 1765
Geography:
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 1/2 x 7 3/8 in. (21.6 x 18.7 cm); 28 oz. 8 dwt. (883.8 g) Lip: Diam. 4 in. (10.2 cm) Base: Diam. 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert S. Grinnell, 1970
Accession Number:
1970.287.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 704
Inscription: engraved on handle in shaded roman: E * S
engraved on body: [coat of arms and crest of Stone]
engraved on underside in script: Robert Stone / I send you this piece / of plate it was given to M[superscript "rs" over "] White, by her Aunt / Hodges, haveing the arms of the family of Stone, / I thought that you was the properest person to have it / Yours Joseph White. / Salem August 27[superscript "th" over "] 1822.

Marking: marked on body to right and left of handle: BENJAMIN / BURT (In shaped surround)
Elizabeth Stone (Mrs. Joseph) Hodges (baptized 1721–1801); to her niece Elizabeth Stone (Mrs. Joseph) White (1748/49–1822); to her nephew Robert Stone (1776–1860); to his granddaughter, Sarah Jackson Stone (Mrs. Edwin Morgan) Grinnell (1855–1941); to her son, Dr. Robert Stone Grinnell (1892–1976); gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970
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