Benjamin Day. <em>Lidless Tankard</em>, 1744-1757. Pewter, 5 5/8 x 7 3/8 x 5 in. (14.3 x 18.7 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.41. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.41_bw.jpg)

Lidless Tankard

Artist:Benjamin Day

Medium: Pewter

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Dimensions: 5 5/8 x 7 3/8 x 5 in. (14.3 x 18.7 x 12.7 cm)


Accession Number: 45.10.41

Image: 45.10.41_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Highly polished pewter tankard. Cylindrical body is banded around bottom edge and tapers as it rises to banded top edge. Narrow raised band around body, about 2" up from bottom. Attached handle in shape of truncated "S" with ball terminal and low peak on top (resembles molding for hinge for lid). CONDITION: Fair; allover patches of pitting and some scratches; prominent dent in outer edge of handle; pin-sized hole on inner side of handle.

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