New York, Park Avenue
15 - 16 January 1999
A SILVER TANKARD
Maker's mark of John Burt, Boston, circa 1730
Cylindrical, with applied midband, the domed cover with a turned finial, the handle with a scroll thumbpiece and applied drop, the oval terminal applied with a cast grotesque mask, the front engraved with a coat-of-arms in a rococo cartouche surmounted by a crest, the handle engraved B over I*E, marked twice near rim
8in. high; 22oz. 10dwt.
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