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    AN AMERICAN COLONIAL SILVER TANKARD
    Richard Van Dyke, New York, New York, circa 1750
    Marks: conjoined RVD
    7-3/8 inches high x 8-1/2 inches wide x 5-1/2 inches deep (18.7 x 21.6 x 14.0 cm)
    35.27 troy ounces

    The tapered cylindrical tankard with stepped base, the scroll handle with applied lappet decoration and cast boss decorated with a man's head and crossed hands over an animal's head, the overlapping lid with twisted cocoon-shaped thumbpiece, the body and lid with engraved and chased banded floral and leaf scroll decoration, the top of the lid with engraved rococo cartouche containing intersecting X's.

    The son of the noted New York silversmith Peter Van Dyke, Richard Van Dyke is recorded as having a shop in New York's Hanover Square in 1750. While a tremendously accomplished silversmith, continuing in the strongly Dutch influenced style of his father, Richard abandoned working in silver sometime between 1753 and 1756 when he became an importer of decorative items from Europe and the Orient.


    Condition Report*: overall very good condition, with old repair to hinge and minor dent to base.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2008
    21st-23rd Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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