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AN AMERICAN SILVER TANKARD
AN AMERICAN SILVER TANKARD
AN AMERICAN SILVER TANKARD
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AN AMERICAN SILVER TANKARD

MARK OF JOHN NOYES, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, 1704

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AN AMERICAN SILVER TANKARD
MARK OF JOHN NOYES, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, 1704
Tapered cylindrical with banded foot rim, the body engraved to the front This belongs to / the Church in / Brattle-street / 1704 within a foliate cartouche surmounted by a cherub's head, and with two further later presentation engravings to either side, the slightly domed cover with incised band border and shaped peak, with double dolphin and grotesque mask-form thumbpiece, the scroll handle with cartouche form terminal, marked to left of handle and top of cover (Kane mark A), the underside with scratch weight 34 oz = 2 dwt
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high
34 oz. (1,057 gr.)
Provenance
Brattle Street Church, Boston, 1704,
Acquired by Peter Thatcher Homer (1804 - 1887) in a church members' auction 29 December 1839,
Acquired by the present owner from Bernard & S. Dean Levy Gallery Inc, New York, by 1987.
Literature
Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers, Boston, 1998, p. 738.
David B. Warren, Katherine S. Howe, and Michael K. Brown, Marks of Achievement: Four Centuries of American Presentation Silver, Houston, 1987, pp. 33-36, figs. 18 and 19.

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