18 January 2007
A SILVER TANKARD
MARK OF PETER VAN DYCK, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1710
Tapering cylindrical, on a molded foot, the scroll handle with applied beaded rattail and with corkscrew thumbpiece and a cast cherub's-mask terminal, the flat domed cover with crenellated border, and chevron-engraved roundel, the handle engraved with the initials AW, marked three times on shoulder, and with French control mark
7 in. high; 32 oz. 10 dwt.
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The Darling Foundation of New York State Early American Silversmiths and Silver, New York State Silversmiths, 1964, illus. p. 187.
Peter Van Dyck (1684-1750) apprenticed with New York silversmith Bartholomew Le Roux beginning on August 17, 1700. He later married Le Roux's daughter, Rachel, in 1711.
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