Skip to main content

Tankard: NAV.28-1933

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Pitt & Dadley




Pewter tankard. Flat lid with scrolled thumbpiece. Barrel inscribed within a belt: 'The gift of Brother Cole to the Knights of the Hole, 15th April 1789. Noble Grand, Brother Kinsley'. On the belt is inscribed: 'free and easy'. Beneath the belt: 'persevere'. On the base: Sister Wills, Hole in the Wall, Fleet Street.

The lid is probably a replacement.

In the tankard is a typescript copy of an extract from 'The Daily Advertiser', May 9th 1776, advertising a dinner celebrating the membership of the Free (?) Easy Johns raching 1,000.

Legal notes

A.F. de Navarro Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933) by Navarro, Mary Anderson de, Madame Navarro, J. M. de


18th century
Production date: AD 1789

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: '...dley' in a circle
  • Location: Inside base
  • Type: Maker's name
  • Text: ? chained portcullis
  • Location: On barrel
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: NAV.28-1933
Primary reference Number: 125214
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Tankard" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-01-29 07:03:59

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Tankard |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-01-29 07:03:59|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like


Accession Number: GR.14.1936


Accession Number: C.146-2010

Peg tankard

Accession Number: M.56-1961


Accession Number: GR.151e.1907

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...