About this artwork
Jeremiah Dummer was an apprentice to Boston silversmiths John Hull and Robert Sanderson, and in turn he taught the trade to Edward Winslow. This tankard is one of a small group made by Dummer that employs cut-card decoration. The designs on the rear of the tankard and the top of the lid were cut from a thin card of silver and applied to the surface of the tankard with liquid silver or solder.
- Jeremiah Dummer
- c. 1705
- Handle engraved in Roman capitals: B / IE Maker's mark on lid and on body, in heart with fleur-de-lis below: I.D
- 15 × 10.2 × 17.8 cm (6 × 4 5/8 × 7 1/4 in.); 687.6 g
- Purchased with funds provided by the Antiquarian Society through the Mr. and Mrs. William Y. Hutchinson Fund