Object Description

Provincial silver. A good antique sterling silver tankard with domed hinged lid and plain baluster design. The handle has attractive strapwork to the top and a heart shape decoration to the base. Good size. Contains 1,050ml. Weight 846 grams, 27.2 troy ounces. Height 12 cms (to top of thumbpiece). Diameter 10.3 cms (top), 12 (base). Spread 18 cms. Newcastle 1765. Maker John Langland.

Biography – John Langlands I, 18th century Newcastle silversmith. For more than half a century the Langlands family were the largest manufacturers of plate silver in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. On the death of Isaac Cookson in 1754, two of his former apprentices, John Langlands I and John Goodrick, took over his business. Goodrick died in 1757 and in 1788 John Langlands I took John Robertson I as partner, a well respected partnership which was dissolved in 1795 two years after Langlands’ death. Langlands’ son John II continued the business until his death in 1804 when his widow Dorothy took over until her retirement in 1814.

Object Condition

This fine tankard is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Uninscribed. Good weight and colour. The armorial still has good definition. Stamped underneath with full set of clear English silver hallmarks, the lid has the lion mark, the handle has the makers mark.
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.

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