Very rare pre-Revolutionary period New England pewter tankard by “IC” c1740-70

£6,500.00

Very rare pre-Revolutionary period quart American pewter tankard by “IC” probably of Boston MA, his mark comprising separate initials cast either side of the upper handle*. Tapered body with low fillet, and double dome lid with handsome scroll thumbpiece. The C-curve handle with unusual barrel terminal. Provenance: from the collection of the late Eugene and Marilyn Porter of Minnesota who bought the mug from Jack Weil, Marblehead, MA for $7,500 in 1986. In outstanding condition, with light-medium grey original surface patina. Capacity is a wine quart. 6⅞” overall height, and 4¾" diameter. * three identically marked, and very similar 'IC' tankards are known: in the collections of Historic Deerfield (Acc No HD 2003) and Winterthur Museum (Acc No 1960.0997), and another with a finial on the lid formerly in the collections of PG Platt, and Ledlie Laughlin (Fig 9 p60 American and British Pewter edited by John Carl Thomas, and Fig 93 Plate XVI Vol 1 Pewter in America by Laughlin) REF: P1878

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