Hello and welcome to another of my listings!! Today for your consideration is this large Gorgeous and Scarce George II Sterling Silver English Ale Tankard made by Thomas Mason!! This incredible 18th century sterling silver piece is in excellent shape with minor wear over the centuries. There are small indentation imperfections in the silver in various places, no deep scratches, dents or dings have been noted.
It has a small file mark on the inner left side of the lid hinge and a small hole drilled in the bottom. It features an incredible family crest on the front that states Perseverantia Et Integritas, which I understand to translate to Perseverance and Integrity. A great motto that applies to all walks of life. I researched the crest but found little on it. It is a stunning piece bursting with quality!!!
It has a lovely heart on the end of the handle. It looks much better than in the photographs in my opinion!It is hallmarked for London England With the Lion passant and Leopard Head as well as the date letter M putting it at 1747. After much research I found the mark is for Thomas Mason the renowned silversmith. The handle, bottom, and lid are all hallmarked.
This is a very large tankard, it is 8 1/2 inches in height by about 5 inches across by about 7 1/2 inches deep including the handle from the side profile!! The weight of this piece is an impressive 32.53 Troy Ounces or 35.7 regular ounces.I filled this with water to gauge size and filled to the top it will hold 6 US cups or 3 pints!!! Please take your time and see all of my photos for details! Overall an incredible and large 18th Century Sterling Silver Ale Tankard by Thomas Mason that would make a great gift and or a fine addition to any collection!! Thank you for looking and feel free to make a fair offer! The item "18TH CENTURY THOMAS MASON STERLING SILVER GEORGIAN ALE TANKARD BEER STEIN 1747" is in sale since Friday, October 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U. The seller is "mannoftime" and is located in Port Jervis, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil.