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Keeping the Past Alive: Silver Tankard Tells a Fascinating Story

Silver Tankard

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.

John Swan’s silver tankard, made by John Burt, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1740 (Lot 10, Estimate $4,000-$6,000)

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. … Read More