Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
7 9/16 x 9 x 5 7/8 in. (19.2 x 22.9 x 14.9 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on side near lip, intertwined in heart: "CVB"
Inscribed on handle below hinge: "T [worn down] / T * H / D.R.S.L."
Engraved on underside of base, in script: "Sarah Colt. / An affectionate remembrance to her / Son John / And by him to his Son / Elias Boudinot Colt. / On his Marriage 28th Oct 1856."
Gift of Stephen G.C. Ensko
Large silver tankard with hinged lid. Body is cylindrical in form, tapers toward top; molding of applied bands around base; engraved double linear border just below the lip. Handle is S-shaped with flaring lower terminal; hinge applied at top of handle, plates of hinge extend to palmette along handle and thumb grip that is joined to lid and spiral fluting. Lid is flat-topped dome with everted edge that is scalloped at front. Thumb grip and hinge are modern replacements after a Vanderburgh tankard formerly in the Phillipse family.
CONDITION: Good, wear on handle, cover modern replacement.
Cornelius Vanderburgh (1653-1699). Tankard, ca. 1690. Silver, 7 9/16 x 9 x 5 7/8 in. (19.2 x 22.9 x 14.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Stephen G.C. Ensko, 54.72. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 54.72_bw.jpg)
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