Sunday, November 25, 2012

Revolutionary War Period Household Items

c. 1770-80s Revolutionary War Era. Tavern Tankard. Wood. Large 8" tall with a 6.5" base, with its Original Wooden Lid. 

This original wooden (appears to be made of plain Pine), American Colonial to Revolutionary War Tavern Tankard is very similar to the one illustrated in the reference book, "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution" by George Neumann and Frank Kravic" shown pictured on page 104. That particular item is in the collection of the Connecticut Historical Society, where it is noted as a... "Tankard used in the War for Independence by Major Benjamin Throop of Bozrah, CT." This large size would appear to be for one’s daily consumption at the Tavern use.

Copy and photos from Early American.

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