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Tankard

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

1754/75

Artist:

William Hollingshead
American, 1728–1808
Philadelphia

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.

Status

On View, Gallery 167

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

William Hollingshead

Title

Tankard

Origin

Philadelphia

Date

c. 1754–1775

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Maker's mark on script initials stamped on bottom in conforming punch, twice, on bottom: "W.H."

Dimensions

20.3 × 16.8 × 12.1 cm (8 × 6 5/8 × 4 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by the Antiquarian Society

Reference Number

1945.88

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