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American Silver Large Tankard, John Coney, Boston, Circa 1700

Estimate:

15,000 - 25,000 USD

American Silver Large Tankard, John Coney, Boston, Circa 1700

American Silver Large Tankard, John Coney, Boston, Circa 1700

Estimate:

15,000 - 25,000 USD

Bid:

9,000

USD

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American Silver Large Tankard

John Coney, Boston

Circa 1700


Wide tapered cylindrical with molded base band, flat domed cover with shaped peak and incised lines, large scroll thumbpiece, lobed and fluted handle with elongated drop at top, mask terminal backed by cut-card motif at bottom, base engraved with early initials H/EH, and with later initials IFB 1808, the initials repeated on top of handle, the side engraved with later arms, marked left of handle and center of base IC fleur-de-lys below in shield, with scratch weight 32 oz and date 1762.

32 oz

995 g

Height: 7 7/8 inches

20 cm

Repaired behind thumbpiece. Engraving probably removed from front.


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Offered by Henry H. Taylor to Walter Jeffords in April, 1933, for $4,000.
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords, sold
Sotheby's New York, October 29, 2004, lot 697
The arms are those of Baldwin as borne by the Baldwin family of Milford, CT, of whom several were governors of Connecticut.

The same handle and cut-card motif appear on a tankard by Coney with the Foster arms, illustrated by Herman Frederick Clarke, pl. XXVII.  The openwork cherub-head thumbpiece appears on a tankard by him at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which belonged to Mary Browne (Buhler 1972 no. 43, pp. 52-53).