Tankard

Richard Conyers, American, active 1689 - 1708

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before 1700

Silver

Lid: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)

Overall: 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm)

Base: 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)

Rim: 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Louise C. and Frank L. Harrington, Class of 1924

M.970.76

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Food Service

Classification

Decorative Arts

Not on view

Inscription

Marked at right of handle: RC [crowned with pellet below in shield]; engraved on bottom of lid, crudely: SA; engraved on handle: IFM [F superscript]; engraved on bottom: WFE [F superscript]; scratched on bottom, deeply: 27 0 oz.[?]

Exhibition History

The New England Silversmith, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, October 23-November 28, 1965.

New England Silver at Dartmouth College: A Tribute to Frank L. Harrington, Class of 1924, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 3-August 20, 1989, no. 19.

Masterpieces of American Silver, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, 1960.

Massachusetts Silver of the Colonial Period, Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 1972.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 2-October 11, 1978.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 1-30, 1964.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 4-June 1, 1977.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 12, 2009-present.

Ellis Memorial Antiques Show, Paul Revere Life Insurance Company's Paul Revere Collection, Worcester, Massachusetts, October 30-November 4, 1961.

Colonial Days, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunkport, Maine, July 30-August 3, 1963.

American Silver, Barrows Print Room, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 27-November 3, 1974.

American Decorative Art at Dartmouth, Dartmouth College Museum & Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 10-March 1, 1981, no. 6.

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

Publication History

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewlers, Hanover: University Press of New England, p. 334-339, 1998.

Margaret J. Moody, American Decorative Arts at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1981, no. 6.

Kathryn C. Buhler, Masterpieces of American Silver, Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1960, no. 38.

Kathryn C. Buhler, Massachusetts Silver in the Frank L. and Louise C. Harrington Collection, Worcester, Massachusetts: Barre Publishers, 1965, p. 21-23, ill. p. 21.

Hugh J. Gourley, The New England Silversmith, Providence, Rhode Island: Rhode Island School of Design, 1965, no. 53.

Barbara J. MacAdam, New England Silver at Dartmouth College: A Tribute to Frank L. Harrington, Class of 1924, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1989, no. 19.

Provenance

Ex-Coll: "This tankard is in original fine condition and is engraved with initials on the back of handle (FIM) for owners Jacob Fuller, born May 14, 1655 in Woburn, died in Middleton, November 15, 1731, married Mary Bacon, who died July 17, 1741 aged 81 in Middleton, Massachusetts. It is probable that the initials on bottom base (FWE) are for William Fuller, born November 330, 1685, who married Elizabeth Goodale; as Edith Alden Sprague last owner of this family Tankard writes that it has been handed down from her father, Rev. Ebenezer Alden, Marshfield, who died January 4, 1899, from his father Dr. Ebenezer Alden, Randolph, born July 4, 1755, died October 16, 1806, who married Sarah Bass, from his father, Dr. Ebenezer Alden, also of Randolph, Massachusetts, who married Anne Kimball, daughter of Capt. Edmund Kimball, who was married into the Fuller family and through whom the tankard came from the Fullers to the Aldens." Virginia Museum of Fine ArtsExhibition, "Masterpieces of American Silver," 1960. Sold by Robert Ensko, Inc., New York, New York; sold to Frank L. Harrington, Sr. (1902-1988) and Louise Cronin Harrington (1904-2000), Worcester, Massachusetts, February 1958; given to present collection, 1970.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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