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Tankard

Maker:
Possibly by Richard Brooke (active 1581–83)
Date:
1581
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Tigerware, silver gilt
Dimensions:
Height: 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver In Combination
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.145
Not on view
Inscription: On finial: EM; inside hinge strap: M

Marking: [1] B (RB? monogram, partly effaced) (maker's mark);
[2] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] D in pointed shield (London date letter for 1581/2).

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] on lower edge of lip band near handle
J. Pierpont Morgan ; J. P. Morgan Jr. (until 1947; sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, November 6, 1947, no. 411; sold for $1,250); [ S. J. Phillips Ltd. , London, until June 13, 1958; to Irwin Untermyer ] ; Irwin Untermyer (1958–68; to MMA)
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