Overall: 7 1/8 x 5 1/2 x 8 3/8 in. ( 18.1 x 14 x 21.3 cm ) Part (lip): 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm) Part (base): 5 1/2 in. (1
Inscriptions: Description: F [or E] S V engraved in block letters on terminal, placed on vertical axis. "Peter D. Garvan" (engraved in 1948) on bottom. Free-hand engraving on drop and at back of lid on overhang at either side of thumb-piece. Serrated
Wrought silver tankard; circular body with straight sides tapered from applied, molded, baseband with an applied band of stamped triangles above; applied, molded, flared lip; stepped flat cover, with a serrated and engraved flange at front; corkscrew thumbpiece and molded and engraved hinge-plate with a applied, twisted rat-tail below; scroll handle with an oval terminal engraved, E . S . V in block letters; maker's marks stamped below rim, on each side of the handle and on the lid; "Peter D. Garvan" engraved in script on the base.
Silversmith John Moulinar was born in New York, son of Reverend Jean Joseph Brumauld de Moulinars. He married Elizabeth Bisset in 1743 and was made a freeman in 1744. He served as a lieutenant in an expedition to Canada in 1746. This tankard was acquired by Americana collector Francis P. Garvan (1875-1937) for $750 prior to 1917. In 1948, it was given by Garvan's wife, Mabel Brady Garvan, to her son, Peter D. Garvan, as a Christmas present and engraved with his name.
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