Superb large mid-18th century George II silver tankard. Baluster form with lower girdle, domed hinged lid and raised footed base. Large scroll handle with crested heart terminal.
Lid has heavy hinge, large thumb piece and Latin inscription to dome. Full silver hallmarks to underside of base (pic 10) and underside of lid (pic 11), maker's mark to handle.Height 7 " (18 cm), lid diameter 4" (10.5 cm), bottom rim diameter 4 (10.5) cm. Weight 19.7 oz (561)g. Capacity just over one and a half pints (850 ml). Crowned leopard's head: London. Date letter Old English B: 1757. Silversmith's mark: Samuel Wood. Excellent condition both inside and out with just light marks from age and use.
No repairs, no splits, no leaks, fully usable. Silver quality excellent with rich patina. No monograms and no erasures.Strong well functioning hinge, lid fits well. A high quality beautifully crafted antique tankard in fine English Georgian silver. The item "SUPERB ANTIQUE GEORGIAN GEORGE II STERLING SILVER TANKARD LONDON 1757 561 g" is in sale since Sunday, May 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cups/Goblets". The seller is "coalportantiques" and is located in Telford, Shropshire. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Germany.