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Tankard

Maker:
Bartholomew Schaats (American, Schenectady, New York ca. 1683–1758 New York)
Date:
1700–1730
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 1/2 x 7 5/8 in. (16.5 x 19.4 cm); 23 oz. 17 dwt. (742.2 g) Base: Diam. 5 in. (12.7 cm) Lip: Diam. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm) At spout: Diam. 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Thomas Hammond Foulds, 1935
Accession Number:
35.76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Inscription: engraved on cover in center below laurel wreath: Ter gedachtenis / van / Same wel Herman / Inden Heere gerust / Anno een Du(accent grave)ysent / ses Hondert 88 den / 5 dSemb Ou[accent grave)t synde / 3 1/3, Jaer
This was translated by Danielle Kisluk-Grosheide, 6 /18 /01: In memory of Samuel Herman at rest with the Lord in the year 1688 of the 5th September being 3 1/3 years old. [Note- she questioned the age; unlikely that a medal would be struck for a young child.]
engraved on cover around medallion: Ter Eeren en gedachtenis / soo wilt dit houtinwarden / Om dat ghy myn du(umlaut)s deughdelyck / hebt gebruckt ter Aerden
Translated by D. Grosheide: In honor and memory so will you keep this in value {value this?} so that you have used me virtuously on earth.

engraved on underside of cover on small oval: De Dootis / een inganck / ten Leven
Translated by D. Grosheide: Death is an entrance into life.
engraved on underside of cover around medallion: Mijn lichaem dat nu rust / gat wederom Verrysen / en met mijn Siel vereent / mijn Hey(umlaut)lent eeuwig Prysen
Translated by D. Grosheide: My body that is now resting will again rise united with my soul will praise my Saviour eternally.
engraved on underside of cover on scrolling banner: Salichsyn / De Douden / die Inden / Here Sterve / Want sij Rusten van / hare Arbyt Translated by D. Grosheide: Holy are those that die in the Lord because they rest from their Labor.

[Translation done previously: In memory of Samuel Herman [who] died in the Lord Anno 1688 the 5th of September in the age of 3 1 /3 years. In honor and memory so will [you] value this as you have actually used me on earth. My body which is now resting will rise again and united with my soul will praise my Savior eternally. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, for they rest from their labor. Death is an entrance into life.]

engraved on underside: 25:1 / F[pellet] L (shaded roman) [to right are another "F+L" in crude shaded roman]

Marking: marked on body near rim to left of handle: B S (in heart-shaped surround)
Paulus (Martense) Van Benthuysen; by descent to John Henry Van Benthuysen; Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Hammond Foulds, Glens Falls, New York; gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1935.
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