Objects with old inscriptions or accompanied by even a shred of historical information often offer great potential for further research. Sometimes that research opens a window illuminating largely forgotten past events.
One such object is an 18th century silver tankard made by Boston silversmith John Burt, which is on offer in our Fall American Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction (2855B) on October 25th in Boston. Like most other American tankards of the mid-18th century it has a beautiful turned and stepped domed lid that covers a tapered cylindrical body mounting a hollow scroll handle. … Read More