George III Silver Tankard

GBP 1,250.00

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Object Description

A good quality antique sterling silver tankard with domed lid, straight tapering form and a centre ring to the body. The curved handle has ornamental strapwork and a decorative pierced thumb piece. No inscription. A nice example.

Contains 850 ml.
Weight 737 grams, 23.6 troy ounces.
Height 20.5cm. Spread 17cm.
Diameter of top 9.7cm.
London 1792.
Maker Godbehere and Wigan.
Sterling silver.
18th century.

Marks. Stamped with a full set of English silver hallmarks inside lid and on the body next to the handle, handle unmarked. Owners initials hand engraved to the handle

Object Literature

The term “tankard” is traditionally used for a single handed drinking vessel with a lid. Antique silver tankards are usually much bigger than mugs and sometimes have a quart capacity or more. The earliest date at which the familiar shaped tankard occurs is circa 1640 although these are exceedingly rare.

Object Condition

This tankard is in very good condition. Shows moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. The colour has a slight discolouration and there are a couple of dinks to the body.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

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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