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A small silver-gilt-mounted tin-glazed earthenware tankard, circa 1660/80.

The tankard has an inverted thistle-shaped body mounted with a pierced silver-gilt lid, thumbpiece and foot.

It is listed in the 1690 Devonshire Schedule under the heading ‘Lesser China garnish’t with Silver Guilt,’ as: ‘A Turkey colour cann garnish’t bottom and cover open Work with a Boyes head on the cover.’

The 1690 Devonshire Schedule, or Deed of Gift is an inventory recording an immense bequest from Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire (1619-1689), to her daughter Anne, Countess of Exeter (1649-1703).


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