Tankard

Object Number: 
1977.15
Date: 
ca. 1745-1760
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
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
Marks: 
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
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
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Creative: Tronvig Group