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Object ID 004082

Object Name Silverplated Tankard

Object Desc Simpson Hall Miller & Co Quadruple Plate silverplated tankard with a lid and floral motif.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003532

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Breweries


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Speakeasy Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1866

End Year Range 1898

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tankard,silver,silverplate,Simpson Hall Miller & Co.,Quadruple Plate,

Title Silverplated Tankard

Description Simpson Hall Miller & Co Quadruple Plate silverplated tankard with a lid and floral motif. Tankard with hinged lid. Decorative accent on top of lid features two flowers. Floral band around tankard near mouth featuring small flowers and fan shapes. Larger band shows flowers on each side. Base of tankard says "Simpson Hall Miller & Co. Quadruple Plate" engraved inside a circle. Below a circle is engraved "193".


Approx Collection Date

Height 8

Length 0

Width 4

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 10.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Height including lid at tallest point. Width across front of tankard including handle at widest point. Circumference around base.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Simpson Hall Miller & Co.

Maker Details The firm was founded in 1866 by Samuel Simpson, a Britannia ware manufacturer active in Wallingford, CT. In 1878 he made a contract with William Rogers to supervise the manufacture and marketing of Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co 'Eagle' Brand. In 1879 the firm established a Canadian branch in Montreal: Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co (Canada). In 1895 the firm started the manufacture of sterling silverware and in 1898, being one of the original founders, became part of the International Silver Company.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3532



Date MAR 24,2016

Summary Good

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Much of the silver plate has been worn away to reveal base metal beneath. Remnants of silver plate remain near base and hinge of lid. Flower design is silver in color, distinguished from darker base metal, but unclear whether silverplating or not. Inside mouth, spout is still silverplated and was able to be polished. Whitish colored chalky residue found in many small crevices on tankard. Appears to be leftover silver polish from an improper polishing. There was a small amount of wax inside the mouth of the tankard, which was removed. Small amount of gold colored residue appears to have dripped onto lid.