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Molasses Tankard

Description

A staved tapering cylindrical form with a round, incised wood cover held by a forked extension to projecting handle. Staves held by three locked laps at base and single fingered lap at top.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1850
Inscriptions
Paper label at top: Molasses tankard/from the/Luther Bailey Family. He/was brother to/Col. John our/ancestor: 1950 [symbol below colon] Incised ink on bottom: DS/SQ
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
ash (wood)
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Ash
ash (wood)
Maple
maple (wood)
Pine
pine (wood)
TANKARD
tankards
Dimensions
12.5 (H), 9 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.366
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2349

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