Samuel Alexander American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 704

This tankard was presented by the merchants of Philadelphia to Captain John Hodge of the American ship Sedgeley in honor of his daring rescue at sea of 160 sailors, soldiers, and passengers from the British transport ship Aurora on February 2, 1796. The tankard was accompanied by a large silver tray (1971.99.2), which descended together in the Hodge family.

Tankard, Samuel Alexander (active ca. 1796–1814), Silver, American

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