Tankard

Maker: John Coney (1655/56–1722)

Date: ca. 1715

Geography: Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Silver

Dimensions: Overall: 7 5/8 x 6 15/16 in. (19.4 x 17.6 cm); 27 oz. 18 dwt. (867.8 g)
Base: Diam. 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm)
Lip: Diam. 4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm)

Classification: Silver

Credit Line: Bequest of Alphonso T. Clearwater, 1933

Accession Number: 33.120.503

Description

Members of the Second Congregational Church of Marblehead, Massachusetts, presented this tankard to Reverend Edward Holyoke when he resigned his position at the church to become president of Harvard College in 1737. The engraved arms are those of the Holyoke family.

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