Tankard, ca. 1715
John Coney (American, 1655/56–1722)
Silver; Overall 7 5/8 x 6 15/16 in. (19.4 x 17.6 cm)
Inscription: E= H [Holyoke family arms]
Bequest of Alphonso T. Clearwater, 1933 (33.120.503)
Members of the Second Congregational Church of Marblehead, Massachusetts, presented this tankard to Reverend Edward Holyoke when he resigned his position at the church to become president of Harvard College in 1737. The engraved arms are those of the Holyoke family.