Tumbler, Silver, American

Tumbler

Date:
ca. 1691
Geography:
Possibly made in New York, New York, United States; Possibly made in Albany, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
2 1/4 x 3 7/8 in. (5.7 x 9.8 cm); 4 oz. 4 dwt. (131.2 g)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Bayard Rodgers Verplanck, 1953
Accession Number:
53.100
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 712
This broad-lipped tumbler, with its lovely engraved cartouche and scrolled acanthus-leaf ornament, was made for Samuel (1669–1698) and Adriantje Bayard (b. 1667) Verplanck, probably on the occasion of their marriage in 1691. The couple’s intertwined reverse cipher, “SAVP” is engraved on one side within the scroll and leaf cartouche, and their initials, “P” over “S V A”, are engraved in shaded roman lettering on the underside. Although unmarked, this vessel was likely made by a silversmith working in either New York or Albany.
Inscription: engraved on underside in shaded roman: P / S V A
engraved on body in interlaced script: S A V P (reverse cipher)
Samuel and Adriantje Verplanck, from 1691; descended in the Verplanck family, Fishkill-on-Hudson, New York; Mr. and Mrs. John Bayard Rodgers Verplanck, Fishkill-on-Hudson, New York, until 1953