tankard, engraved with monogram [J.M.B.] in shield on front body; serrated cover, scroll thumbpiece, cherub handle tip; reeded at base

Tankard, c. 1715

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Gift of James F. and Louise H. Bellexpand_more  32.21.7

This tankard was made by John Coney, an early colonial New England silversmith accomplished in the production of both ceremonial and domestic silver. Coney was the first Boston silversmith to hire a London-trained artisan in his shop. The timeless popularity of this particular type of domed tankard is seen in two similar Boston tankards made in the late 18th century. The neoclassical oval monogram containing the initials "MB" on the front of this tankard was added at a later date.

Details
Title
Tankard
Artist Life
1656-1722
Role
Maker
Accession Number
32.21.7
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tankard, engraved with monogram [J.M.B.] in shield on front body; serrated cover, scroll thumbpiece, cherub handle tip; reeded at base