Silver Tankard by John Edwards Circa 1720 SOLD

An American silver tankard by John Edwards. Boston, Mass. circa 1720
8 1/4 inch high. SOLD

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Description

This cylindrical silver tankard has a domed hinged cover and is engraved on the front with cross fronds and inscription. The handle is a scroll handle with oval terminal and an ornate thumb piece. The monogram of John Edwards is engraved in the dome, showing authenticity and quality craftsmanship.

The inscription reads: Presented to the First Church in Medford by Charles O. Whitmore of Boston. A descendent in the 5th generations from John Whitmore, Deacon. 1713 – 1739. John Edwards, born circa 1671, apprenticed with Jeremiah Dummer about 1685 to 1692. SOLD

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