An extremely rare example of early English provincial silver from York. A good antique flat top lidded tankard in sterling silver having a scroll handle with decorative thumb piece. Lovely plain design and hand beaten silver. The body is uninscribed. The handle has a set of hand engraved owners initials. Contains 850 ml. Weight 535 grams, 17.2 troy ounces. Height 14.5 cms (to top of thumb piece). Spread 17 cms. Diameter 12 (top), 11.2 cms (base). Fully marked on lid and next to the handle. London 1683. Maker Thomas Mangy.