Hans Pettersen Blytt - Peg Tankard, about 1740

Hans Pettersen Blytt (Bergen, 1683 - 1759, Bergen)

Peg Tankard, about 1740

Silver, 8 x 14 cm (2 15/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

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Object details

Accession number

M21w14

Provenance

Entered Isabella Stewart Gardner's collection at an unknown date.

Marks

Stamped (exterior, bottom): HB [in an oval, probably the mark of Hans Pettersen Blytt], a gate with seven balls underneath [the mark of the town of Bergen] , a crab, two unidentified marks.
Incised (exterior, lid): Det Heels Tarv, Ved Söefart Fremes ["Navigation furthers the interests of the whole (society)"
Incised (exterior, front): JFD, H:L., D:L. [possibly marks of owners], W 75 lod [1,086 grams]

Bibliography

Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 182. (as probably Danish, Copenhagen; dated about 1700)
Frances L. Preston. "Provenance for a Silver Tankard." Fenway Court (1971), pp. 33-37, figs. 1-3. (as Hans Pettersen Blytt, dated about 1740)


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