9368. George III Silver Lidded Tankard - Price £2,250

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A good antique sterling silver tankard with domed hinged lid. Plain straight sided design with concentric rim and flared base. Decorative thumbpiece and strapwork to the handle. The front is uninscribed. Contains 1100 ml. Weight 994 grams, 31.9 troy ounces. Height 21 cms. Spread 19 cms. Diameter of top 10.4 cm. London 1784. Maker Thomas Wallis.

Biography - Thomas Wallis I, London silversmith, apprenticed to William Jones 1749, free 1756. 1st mark (2 sizes) as largeworker 1758. 2nd mark (2 sizes) 1763. Livery 1771. 

Thomas Wallis II, London silversmith, son of Billers Wallis victualler, apprenticed to Thomas Wallis I in 1771, free 1779. 1st mark entered as plateworker 1778. 4 marks as bucklemaker 1780-89. Livery 1791. 6th mark as plateworker  (2 sizes) 1792. 7th mark (6 punches) 1796. 8th mark (6 punches) 1801. 9th mark, 2 sizes, in partnership with Jonathan Hayne as plateworkers 1810. 10th mark, 3 sizes, 1817. 11th mark 1820. The partnership was dissolved in 1816 and in 1821 Jonathan Hayne entered his first mark. Died c,1818-22.

In 1836 Hayne’s son Samuel Holditch Hayne entered a new mark in partnership with Dudley Frank Cater (a former apprentice) as Hayne & Co., assuming full control of the firm after the death of Jonathan Hayne (1848).

This became Hayne & Cater and the firm was listed as merchants, manufacturers and wholesale silversmiths and silver spoon and fork makers from 1853 to 1864. Hayne continued the business after Cater's retirement (1864) trading as Samuel Hayne & Co.

The firm declared bankruptcy on 1865.

Condition - This tankard is in very good condition. Stamped with a full set of English silver hallmarks inside the lid and on the body next to the handle, handle unmarked.
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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