This very rare and lovely quality armorial Charles II silver ladies single step lidded tankard was made in London in 1674 by Simon Romney and measures 5.25 inches tall by 6.75 inches from the handle across and is almost 4 inches in dia across the top and 4.5 inches across the base. It has a scrolled handle marked with the maker mark and it has 2 rows of decoration either side of the hinge and a cast thumb piece to the back of the lid. It has a rare single step to the lid and a cut design to the front of the lid, the body is straight sided with reeding at the top and base and it is fully and clearly hallmarked to the side and the lid and has a large original armorial to the front. It is in very good condition weighing17.70 ounces or 550 grams. There were very few ladies tankards made and this is a rare early survivor, a lovely piece of Carolean silver.