Stylistic and documentary evidence support an attribution of the very fine engraving on this tankard to Nathaniel Hurd. A nearly identical stag's-head crest appears on the engraved bookplate of Thomas Dering signed by Hurd in 1749 (see Morrison H. Heckscher and Leslie G. Bowman, American Rococo, 1750-1775: Elegance in Ornament, 1992, fig. 14, p. 41). The engraving on a silver monteith bowl made by Henchman and presented to Dartmouth College in 1771 bears the signature of Nathaniel Hurd and documents the collaboration of these two silversmiths. Both Henchman and Nathaniel Hurd apprenticed to Jacob Hurd, and Henchman married Nathaniel's sister Elizabeth in 1753.