A good quality antique silver tankard of large size and good weight. Of plain form with baluster shape and a shaped handle with acanthus leaf ornament. Ununscribed.
Contains 600 ml, over 1 imperial pint.
Weight 370 grams, 11.8 troy ounces.
Height 13cm. Spread 13cm. Diameter 8.6cm.
Maker John Bayley.
John Bayley, London silversmith, apprenticed to William Richards 1729, turned over to John Betts 1735, free 1743. Livery 1750. Mark entered as largeworker 1751.
An alternative identification is as son of Richard Bayley, apprenticed to James Smith 1732, and turned over to his father, freedom unrecorded.