487
487
American silver tankard, probably Thomas Milner, Boston, dated 1714
Estimate
5,0008,000
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487
American silver tankard, probably Thomas Milner, Boston, dated 1714
Estimate
5,0008,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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American silver tankard, probably Thomas Milner, Boston, dated 1714
tapered cylindrical with molded base band, the scroll handle partly-fluted and with shield-form terminal, cover with shaped lip and later engraved Ellerton Pratt Whitney from HAW Aug 21 1870, scroll thumbpiece, base applied with a disc engraved New N.C. Octo 20 1714
marked on cover TM? in rectangle
height 6 3/4 in.
17 cm
22 oz 5 dwt
697 g
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Provenance

New North Church, Boston, MA, 1714-1868, sold
Bigelow Kennard & Co., Boston
Henry Austin Whitney (1826-1889), Boston, MA

Literature

John Eliot, A Sermon, Delivered Before the Members of the New North Religious Society, "An Account of the Communion Plate Belonging to the New North Church. Taken November 6, 1775, by Dr. A. Eliot", Boston, 1804, p. 32

Catalogue Note

This tankard is one of two engraved with the date of the founding of the New North Church in 1714. The church was dissolved around 1868 and the silver disposed through the Boston silversmith’s firm of Bigelow Kennard & Co., from whom the tankard was probably purchased by Henry Austin Whitney, as a 12th birthday present for his son Ellerton Pratt Whitney, born August 21, 1858 (who later married Ellen Cushman Sargent on June 5, 1901), The inscription, probably put on by Bigelow, records this gift.

The silversmith Thomas Milner became a member of New North Church in 1724.

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