This is a truly wonderful antique English George III sterling silver lidded tankard with hallmarks for London 1774 and the maker’s mark of the renowned silversmith, John King.
This superb tankard features wonderful embossed floral decorations throughout with a beautiful central blank cartouche ready to be engraved.
The underside of the tankard bears the full hallmarks – lion passant for sterling silver, the leopard head for London, the letter ‘t’ for 1774 and the maker’s mark ‘J.K’ for John King.
There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any discerning collector.
In excellent condition with clear hallmarks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 19.5 x Width 11 x Depth 16.5
Weight 26.2 troy oz
Dimensions in inches:
Height 7.7 x Width 4.3 x Depth 6.5
Weight 0.81 kg
son of Joseph King of St. Margaret Shatton in the County of Wiltshire yeoman, apprenticed to Henry Brind 2 May 1750 on payment of £31.10s. and turned over 2 March 1751 to William Shaw.
Free, 3 August 1757. First mark entered as plateworker, 22 April 1775. Address: 73 Little Britain. Second mark, 14 June 1775. Thirs, 13 June 1777. Fourth, 3 September 1779. Fifth, 11 August 1785. Address: 1 Moor Lane, Fore Street. Sixth mark, 4 September 1789. Address: Moor Lane, where Heal records him till 1800. His son Joseph was apprenticed to him 5 January 1780, when King is described as of Little Britain, plateworker, Citizen and Goldsmith.
Our reference: 09766