George II Silver Tankard


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Object Description

English provincial silver. A good antique silver lidded tankard with domed hinged lid. Plain straight sided design with concentric rim and flared base. Decorative thumbpiece and strapwork to the handle. The front is uninscribed and there are owners initials inscribed on the handle. Good patina.
Contains 1100 ml.
Weight 791 grams, 25.4 troy ounces.
Height 18 cms. Spread 18 cm. Diameter of top 11 cm, base 13.6 cm.
Newcastle 1728.
Made by James Kirkup, active 1713-1753.
Sterling silver.

James Kirkup, Newcastle silversmith. Apprenticed to Eli Bilton and John Younghusband. free 1713. Died 1753 when his widow Jane Kirkup continued the retail business and his son John Kirkup took over the production.

Object Condition

The tankard is in very good condition. Stamped with a full set of English silver hallmarks on the body next to the top of the handle, lid and handle unmarked (this is common for provincial silver of this date), the Newcastle mark and date letter are struck sideways. Good patina. There is a small mark where the thumbpiece meets the handle from use of wear over the years – this is generally considered a good feature.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Object Details

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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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