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Tankard

Maker:
Benjamin Burt (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1729–1805 Boston, Massachusetts)
Retailer:
John Hancock (1732–1784)
Date:
ca. 1766
Geography:
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. (21 x 18.4 cm); 25 oz. 6 dwt. (784.7 g) Base: Diam. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm) Lip: Diam. 4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Alphonso T. Clearwater, 1933
Accession Number:
33.120.504
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Inscription: engraved on handle in script: Benj[superscript "m" over three dots] Wyman
scratched on handle: 1766

Marking: marked on body to left of handle: J.HANCOCK (in rectangle) [overstriking mark of Benjamin Burt]
Benjamin Wyman, Woburn, Massachusetts; descended in the Wyman family; his great-great-grandson, Nathan Warren, Waltham, Massachusetts; Alphonso T. Clearwater, Kingston, New York, until died 1933
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