Silver tankard, ca. 1770

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


This silver tankard was made by John Butler (1732-1827), one of a small group of artisans working in Falmouth Neck during the Colonial period. Butler came to Falmouth (Portland) in 1761. His home was destroyed in the bombardment of 1775 and his career declined after that.

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About This Item

  • Title: Silver tankard, ca. 1770
  • Creator: Butler, John
  • Creation Date: circa 1770
  • Subject Date: circa 1770
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Silver
  • Local Code: A85-924
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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