A SILVER TANKARD
MARK OF JACOB BOELEN II, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1760
Tapering cylindrical, with a molded foot rim, the handle with baluster drop and scroll thumbpiece and scrolled lower handle join, the stepped and domed cover with scalloped rim, the handle engraved L over TH, the body later engraved Lawrence, marked on shoulder
7¾ in. high; 37 oz. 10 dwt.
Dr. John Myers Lawrence (1787-1850), probably the second owner
Ruth Lea Fitch (1804-1893), wife of Dr. Lawrence
Ella Rebecca Klinefelter married to W.T. Childs (1878-1945)
William Talbott Childs, Jr.
thence by descent to the present owner
The engraved initials on the handle of this tankard refer to an unidentified member of the Lawrence family.