About this artwork
The bulbous form of this tankard was most popular in Philadelphia, but was occasionally seen in tankards and mugs from New York. The scroll thumb-piece and double-domed lid, without a finial, were also typical of Philadelphia work. Tankards were popular drinking vessels throughout the 18th century, but were replaced at the beginning of the 19th century with the introduction of inexpensive glassware.
- William Hollingshead
- c. 1754–1775
- Maker's mark on script initials stamped on bottom in conforming punch, twice, on bottom: "W.H."
- 20.3 × 16.8 × 12.1 cm (8 × 6 5/8 × 4 3/4 in.)
- Purchased with funds provided by the Antiquarian Society