Molasses Tankard

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1750-1850

GUSN

GUSN-2349

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

Descriptive Terms

tankards
ash (wood)
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Ash
Pine
Maple
TANKARD

Inscription

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.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

12.5 (H), 9 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.366

Places

Massachusetts (United States)