- John Will (active 1752–74)
- Made in New York, New York, United States
- H. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair, in memory of her husband, 1940
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This silver-form pewter tankard is marked by Will, who emigrated to New York City from his native Germany before 1752. It is distinguished by its extremely rare wriggle work and punched decoration of stylized trees, flowers, and a laurel-wreath cartouche encircling the initials “PH.” Scalloped ornament engraved below the lip and above the base emulates the cutcard borders found on early New York silver tankards.