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Tankard, 1740
Joseph Richardson Senior

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Silver, H: 7 1/2 in, W: 7 7/8 in, DIAM: 5 5/8 in
Purchase 1973 Charles W. Engelhard Foundation Fund and Charles W. Engelhard Trust Fund  73.411
On View
Engraved under drop on handle, in Roman block letters: I over I*H (Jenkin and Hannah Jones) Engraved on shield at base of handle: I*C / 1760 (John Cox) Engraved in script on front of body: "This tankard belonged to / John Cox / of Moorestown, New Jersey. / During the Revolutionary War / it was hidden in a clothes chest / when the Hessian soldiers / looted the town." Engraved on side: "John Cox of Oxmead / third of the name / Married Ann Dillwyn 10.13.1785. / S. C. & J. P. M.D. / 10.20.1808. / S. D. P. & R. W. / 6.4.1850." [see remarks: S is probably Susan throughout, P is Parish, and W is Wharton, based on the label that came with the piece naming a descendant, and one of the last owners, Susan Parish Wharton from 1924) Weight of silver "32.10" scratched in bottom.original owner's initials engraved on bottom

"IR" twice in oval punch, to left of top join of handle, on body.

Provenance: Made for Jenkin Jones, a minister in Philadelphia, and his wife Hannah. Ordered October 6, 1739. Jones died in 1760, and tankard came into possession of John Cox of Morestown, New Jersey. Descended in the Coxe family of Moorestown, NJ, from 1760 to time of purchase by museum; purchased from the Robert Carlen Gallery, Philadelphia, for $12,000.
Keywords: Marriage, Tankard