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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, PENNSYLVANIA

AN AMERICAN SILVER TANKARD, THOMAS SAVAGE, BOSTON AND BERMUDA, CIRCA 1705
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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95

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, PENNSYLVANIA

AN AMERICAN SILVER TANKARD, THOMAS SAVAGE, BOSTON AND BERMUDA, CIRCA 1705
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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AN AMERICAN SILVER TANKARD, THOMAS SAVAGE, BOSTON AND BERMUDA, CIRCA 1705
tapered cylindrical with molded baseband, flat-domed cover with shaped front, scroll handle springing from elongated drop and ending in cherub-head finial, cut-card work at lower handle mount, moon and dolphin thumbpiece above hinge applied with wrigglework
marked left of handle and center of base TS above star in heart (Kane mark A)
height 7 in.
17.8 cm
25 oz 10 dwt
796 g
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Provenance

Oma La Grange
Robert Ensko, New York (advertised March, 1935)
Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords, sold
Sotheby's New York, October 28, 2004, Lot 693

Literature

The Magazine Antiques 27 (March, 1935), p. 109 (advertisement for Robert Ensko).
Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers, 1998, p. 188 (described with later engraved name on cover)

Catalogue Note

The form of this tankard, particularly the flat-domed top, associates it with three tankards by Savage with Bermuda histories (illustrated Hyde, nos. 403-405, pp. 178-79), including one at Christ Church, Warwick, Bermuda.

Thomas Savage, Sr. (1664-1749) was born in Boston and accepted as a freeman on March 22, 1689/90. He moved with his wife and children to Bermuda about 1706 and remained there until 1714. A number of pieces with Savage's mark surviving in Bermuda or Bermuda families attest to the success of his business there.

Important Americana

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