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Lot 262: AMERICAN SILVER TANKARD, Benjamin Burt, Boston, maker, converted to a pitcher
23 October 2016
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
AMERICAN SILVER TANKARD, Benjamin Burt, Boston, maker, converted to a pitcher
with flame finial; monogrammed on handle EBS; height: 9 in.; weight: 28.4 ozt.
Other Notes: Benjamin Burt (1729-1805) had a long and prolific career as a goldsmith and silversmith in 18th century Boston. He apprenticed under his father, John Burt and after his death in 1745 under Samuel and William Burt.
We believe spout has been added; some small "ping" dents on lower half of tankard