Pewter Tankard, American, Pre-Revolutionary War Period by “IC”


Pewter Tankard, American, Pre-Revolutionary War Period by “IC”

The maker’s mark comprising separate initials cast either side of the upper handle*.
Tapered body with low fillet, and double dome lid featuring a handsome scroll thumbpiece. The C-curve handle with unusual barrel terminal.

Item Date: 1725-1760

Estimated Year: 1743

Measurement: 6 7/8" overall height, 4.75" diameter. Capacity: Wine quart.

Reference: * Three identically marked, and very similar 'IC' tankards are known: in the collections of Historic Deerfield (Acc No HD 2003) and Winterthur Museum (Acc No 1960.0997), and another with a finial on the lid formerly in the collections of P.G. Platt, and Ledlie Laughlin (Fig 9 p. 60 American and British Pewter edited by John Carl Thomas, and Fig 93 Plate XVI Vol 1 of Pewter in America by Laughlin)

Provenance: From the collection of the late Eugene and Marilyn Porter of Minnesota who bought the mug from Jack Weil, Marblehead, MA for $7,500 in 1986.


SKU 365-369

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