Tankard

Maker:
Probably by John Wisdom (active 1704–31)
Date:
1715–16
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
5 1/4 × 5 1/4 in. (13.3 × 13.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Rev. Alfred Duane Pell, 1925
Accession Number:
25.15.16
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved on cover: [1] Crest of the Prince of Wales; [2] 1717, The Gift of the HRH the Prince of Wales

Engraved on body: gridiron, Beef Steak Club, BEEF AND LIBERTY, PALMAN QUI MERUIT FERAT. [trans.: Let him who deserves it carry the palm]

Scratched on bottom: 13-12

Marking: [1] Britannia (English quality mark for sterling);
[2] Lion's head erased (English quality mark for sterling);
[3] Gothic v (London date letter for 1715–16);
[4] WI, in shaped rectangle (maker's mark for John Wisdom).

Location of marks:
On body near lip to right of handle.
Reverend Alfred Duane Pell (until 1925; bequeathed to MMA)