April 19, 2016 10:00 EST

American Furniture, Decorative & Folk Art

 
  Lot 78
 
Lot 78 - Fine early silver tankard

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Fine early silver tankard
peter david (1707-1755), philadelphia, pa

The lid with scalloped front edge and applied thumbpiece with inset twisted rope detail, the scroll handle bearing engraved initials, "RA*C" terminating in cast cherub's head, marked four times to shoulder.

H: 8 1/8 in. Weight: approx. 26 1/2+ troy oz.

Provenance: Emily Detwiler Uhl, Redding, Connecticut.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hamilton Uhl, Kingston, Pennsylvania.

Sold for $11,875
Estimated at $6,000 - $10,000


 

The lid with scalloped front edge and applied thumbpiece with inset twisted rope detail, the scroll handle bearing engraved initials, "RA*C" terminating in cast cherub's head, marked four times to shoulder.

Provenance: Emily Detwiler Uhl, Redding, Connecticut.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hamilton Uhl, Kingston, Pennsylvania.

French Huguenot Peter David (1707-1755) trained as a silversmith in New York under Peter Quintard (1699-1762). He married Jeanne Dupuy (1715-1752), circa 1733, and moved to Philadelphia prior to the birth of his son, silversmith John David, Sr. (1736-1798). Another tankard of a different form by Peter David is in the Mabel Brady Garvan Collection, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut.

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