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8860. Antique William III Silver Lidded Tankard - Price £4,850Back
A rare and very charming early English silver flat lidded tankard. Britannia standard silver*. Lovely plain design and hand beaten silver. Small size (for a lady). The tankard has a simple flat sided form and S scroll handle finishing in a decorative thumb piece. Hand engraved to the front there is a decorative cartouche containing an armorial. The handle has engraved owners initials. Good patina. Contains 550 ml, 1 imperial pint. Weight 512 grams, 16.4 troy ounces. Height 14 cms (to top of thumb piece). Spread 16 cms. Diameter 10.4 cms (top), 9.7 cms (base). London 1700. Maker Hugh Roberts.
Biography - Hugh Roberts (alias Humphreys), apprenticed to Augustine Dudley1672, free 1679. Mark entered as largeworker undated probably 1679 on commencement of register.
Signed - Engraved underneath with “WILLm & MARY DATE 1700”. This tankard was probably in a private collection or museum.
Condition - This excellent tankard is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The engraving is still sharp. Stamped with a fully matching and clear set of silver marks to the body and lid, handle with maker’s mark. A nice feature are the tell-tale dents on top of the handle where the thumb piece has been touching for over 300 years. The thumbpiece is a bit crooked.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
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