Tankard

Workshop of Michael Boult, English (active London), active 1713 - 1745

Geography:
Made in London, England, Europe

Date:
1719-1720

Medium:
Silver

Dimensions:
8 x 8 3/16 x 5 7/8 inches (20.3 x 20.8 x 15 cm) Weight: 1 pounds 13 ounces, 12 ounces (822.15 x 340.2g)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 277a, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

Accession Number:
1927-83-1

Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel Rea in memory of his friend, Charles Lanier, 1927

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Label:
The first tankards made entirely of silver appeared in the mid-sixteenth century. Their form, which might have originally imitated the shape of wooden barrels, remained much the same throughout the eighteenth century.


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