A good early English sterling silver lidded 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. Owners initials hand engraved to the top of the handle. Contains 800 ml. Weight 587 grams, 15.5 troy ounces. Height 16 cms (to top of thumb piece). Spread 19.5 cms. Diameter 9.7 cms (top). London 1733. Maker Richard Burcombe.
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.