Sterling Silver Quart and a Half Tankard - Antique George IV (1820)

GBP 4,450.00

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Object Description

An exceptional, fine and impressive, large antique George IV English sterling silver quart and a half tankard made by William Bateman I; an addition to our silver tankard collection.

This exceptional antique George IV sterling silver tankard has a baluster form onto a plain spreading circular foot.

The tankard is embellished with later chased stemmed floral and foliate decoration, all on a matte background with an inverted scalloped border to the upper portion.

The body of this tankard is further ornamented with an opposing scroll and leaf bordered shaped cartouche, displaying the engraved initials ‘CNH’.

This antique George IV tankard retains the original hinged hallmarked domed cover surmounted with a shaped cast decorated thumbpiece.

The cover is encircled with two bands of chased floral and foliage decoration, replicating the style of the body and accented with a scalloped bordered vacant cartouche to the upper plateau.

This large quart and a half* tankard is fitted with an impressive opposing scroll handle ornamented a heart shaped lower terminal.

The hinge is decorated with a pendant drop style ornamentation in junction with the upper portion of the handle.

The circular foot is encircled with further chased floral decoration.

This large and impressive tankard was crafted by the renowned London silversmith William Bateman I.

* 1.5 Imperial quart = 3 pints / 1.7 litres

Length from back of handle to front rim 18.7cm/7.4″
Width 12.4cm/4.9″
Height 24.6cm/9.7″

35.4 troy ounces/1102g

Object History

Maker: William Bateman I
Date: 1820
Origin: London, England

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Object Condition

This antique quart and a half tankard is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The chased decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the body and part hallmarks to the interior of the cover are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.

Object Details

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)191 240 2645
+44 (0)7836 286218

Dealer Location

35b St Georges Terrace
Tyne and Wear

Tel: +44 (0) 191 240 2645

Fax: +44 (0) 191 240 2647

VAT: GB 500 0310 42

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