An American Silver Tankard, Elias Pelletreau, Southampton, Long Island, circa 1750-60
An American Silver Tankard, Elias Pelletreau, Southampton, Long Island, circa 1750-60

22 January 2021 • New York

An American Silver Tankard, Elias Pelletreau, Southampton, Long Island, circa 1750-60
An American Silver Tankard, Elias Pelletreau, Southampton, Long Island, circa 1750-60
An American Silver Tankard, Elias Pelletreau, Southampton, Long Island, circa 1750-60
An American Silver Tankard, Elias Pelletreau, Southampton, Long Island, circa 1750-60
An American Silver Tankard, Elias Pelletreau, Southampton, Long Island, circa 1750-60
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An American Silver Tankard, Elias Pelletreau, Southampton, Long Island, circa 1750-60

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 USD

An American Silver Tankard, Elias Pelletreau, Southampton, Long Island, circa 1750-60

An American Silver Tankard, Elias Pelletreau, Southampton, Long Island, circa 1750-60

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 USD

Current bid:

18,000

USD

(1 bid, reserve met)

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

4 days, 17 hours

4 days, 17 hours

January 22, 06:02 PM (GMT)

January 22, 06:02 PM (GMT)

Description

An American Silver Tankard, Elias Pelletreau, Southampton, Long Island, circa 1750-60


tapered cylindrical with molded foot rim, flat-domed cover engraved with contemporary interlaced cypher C S V in running leaf circle surrounded by later initials, with shaped front and lobate scroll thumbpiece, the handle applied with a long multiple drop, the cartouche-shaped terminal applied with a large full-face mask

marked EP near rim on both sides of the handleand with scratch weight 

27 oz 15 dwt

788.7 g

height 6 3/4 in.

17.4 cm

Condition report

As noted re later initials, bright in front, cover through behind thumbpiece.


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Catalogue note

The later initials and name surrounding the original cypher are as follows SEW, OMV, HJM and EW & E & M Mott.


This is an early tankard by Pelletreau following models by his master Simeon Soumaine, to whom he was apprenticed in 1741. It shares the same base band, shaped front to cover and the long drop on the handle with the Pelletreau Smith tankard at Preservation Long Island, illustrated Dean F. Failey et al, Elias Pelletreau, Long Island Silversmith and Entrepreneur, 1726-1810, pp.46-47. The mask on the base of the handle is found with shorter hair on a Soumaine tankard in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, see Beth Carver Weiss, Early American Silver in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no 12, pp.50-51. A more precise version is on a tankard by Bartholomew Schaats also in The Metropolitan Museum, illus. op. cit. p.277.