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  • Tankard, 1705–25
    Simeon Soumaine (American, baptized 1685–ca. 1750)
    New York City
    Silver; Overall 7 x 8 5/8 in. (17.8 x 21.9 cm)
    Inscriptions: AVH; A–V
    Gift of Miss Annie Clarkson, 1927 (27.85.1)

    This tankard displays the ample proportions and elaborate cast ornament characteristic of early New York vessels. Especially distinctive features are the cut-card work and meander wire borders surrounding the base and the cast mask and garlands soldered to the handle. A second cast mask adorns the handle terminal. The elegant intertwined monogram, AVH, engraved in script on the cover of the tankard, belonged to Augustus Van Horne (1736–1796), great-great grandfather of the donor.

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  • Tankard, 1705–25
    Simeon Soumaine (American, baptized 1685–ca. 1750)
    New York City
    Silver; Overall 7 x 8 5/8 in. (17.8 x 21.9 cm)
    Inscriptions: AVH; A–V
    Gift of Miss Annie Clarkson, 1927 (27.85.1)


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