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Tankard

1971.814 (RS117795)

Description

Spherical bulbous body, slightly tapered with 12 facets around top half of body, terminating in a partially rope-turned neck ring with short cylindrical neck above; three-tiered stepped base with checkered surface decoration; applied C-scroll handle; circular hinged lid with finial handle in form of sphinx with lion's body and head of bearded man with crown.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
Impressed mark: ""KG""
Location of origin
Germany; Ireland
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
pewter (tin alloy)
tin (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Crown
crowns (headdresses)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Lion
lion
Man
men (male humans)
Pewter
pewter (tin alloy)
Sphinx
TANKARD
tankards
tin (metal)
Dimensions
6.375 x 5.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.814
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5500

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