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Tankard

Maker:
Probably John Le Roux (baptized 1695)
Date:
ca. 1725
Geography:
Possibly made in Albany, New York, United States; Possibly made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
7 1/8 × 8 3/8 in., 1100g (18.1 × 21.3 cm, 35.366 oz.) Lip diameter: 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm) Diam. of base: 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
The Collection of Giovanni P. Morosini, presented by his daughter Giulia, 1932
Accession Number:
32.75.73
Not on view
Inscription: engraved in script on front: Gift from / Harme Gansevoort / To his Grandson / 1779. / Herman Gansevoort
engraved on underside: M[pellet]G (in shaded roman) Een Gift aen Harme Gansevoort (in script) / 38 oz / 1712. [dates added later]
engraved on handle in shaded roman: HG

Marking: marked on underside: I(cross bar)L (in rounded square)
Harme Gansevoort (1712–1801); his grandson Herman Gansevoort (1779–1862); his nephew Herman Melville (1819–1891); his widow Elizabeth Shaw Melville (1822–1906); Giovanni P. Morosini (1832–1908); his daughter Giulia P. Morosini (1869–1932); bequest to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1932.
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