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Catalog Number DEC.007
Title tankard
Artist Vernon, Samuel
Date 1700-1720 circa
Description Engraved: 1685 on thumbpiece (added and probably incorrect); ITH on handle, original owner probably John and H. Townsend; also on handle, HE, AH, AF, CT, ET, and MSH on handle terminal; scrolled thumbpiece; low flat dome on stepped lid. (newport Historical Society, 1991Antique American silver tankard made by Samuel Vernon, Newport, R.I., having a flat top hinged cover with a shell thumb-piece, canted body, c-scroll handle; handle initialed HE, AE, CF, EF, dated 1685 on body, 4.5-inch diameter top, 5.25-inch diameter base, 7 inches tall, fine condition, circa 1715. (Simon Nager, 1979)
Object Name Tankard
Dimensions H-7 Dia-5.25 inches
Credit line Gift to Redwood Library Miss Ellen Townsend
Provenance n.d.
Additional Inscriptions and Marks Written on by Newport Historical Society on base: 10.1.25
Inscription Type Inscription
Inscription Technique Etched
Inscription Location Along Handle
Inscriptions and Marks 1685
Collection Decorative Arts
People Townsend, Ellen
Vernon, Samuel
Notes Red paper slip originally on box "Exhibit Met April"