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.
Made by James Kirkup, active 1713-1753.
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.