George II Silver Lidded Tankard

Date: 1735

Country: England

Stock Number: 8651

A good quality antique sterling silver tankard with domed lid and baluster form with a coopered ring to the body. The shaped handle has a decorative thumb piece and applied strap work. Large size and very heavy gauge. Gilded interior. To the front is a large decorative cartouche containing a hand engraved monogram of intertwined initials. Below there is a large presentation inscription. Contains 1250 ml. Weight 1081 grams, 33.7 troy ounces. Height 19 cms. Diameter of lid 11.3 cms, base 12.5 cms. London 1735. Maker unidentified.

Signed/Inscribed: Inscription reads "Presented to Mr Hen: Calcutt. By the ratepayers of Horsmonden, as a testimony of their appreciation of the just kind and energetic manner in which he has discharged the duties of Guardian of the Poor. And also their high regard for him as a worthy and kind neighbour and friend."

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