Antique George II Silver Lidded Tankard


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Object Description

An antique silver tankard with domed lid. Lovely plain design. The tankard has a simple straight sided form, the body with a concentric reed ring to the base of the handle, the S scroll handle finishes in a decorative thumb piece. Uninscribed. Good patina.

Contains 800 ml.
Weight 587 grams, 15.5 troy ounces.
Height 16 cms (to top of thumb piece). Spread 16.5 cms. Diameter 9.7 cms (top).
London 1733.
Maker Richard Burcombe.
Sterling silver.
18th century.

This practical size is often known as a lady’s tankard.

Marks. Stamped with a matching set of silver marks to the body and lid, handle with maker’s mark. The lid marks are a bit rubbed. Owners initials hand engraved to the top of the handle.

Biography – Richard Burcombe, London silversmith, apprenticed to Abraham Pope of the Leathersellers’ Company 1716, free 1724. 1st marks entered as smallworker 1724. 2nd mark entered 1735.

Object Condition

This tankard is in good used condition. Shows moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. A nice feature are the tell-tale dents on top of the handle where the thumb piece has been touching for over 300 years. There has been a small repair to the top rim next to the handle.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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