A rare and very unusual large cylindrical Charles II tankard with elegant contemporary acanthus leaf embossing to the lower body. The lid is hinged with additional acanthus leaf workmanship and a fabulous twined scrolling foliage thumb piece. The handle is scroll formed and has a unique central “rib” decoration for highlights.
Weight: 28 troy ounces/874 grams
Height: 7.25 inches/18.5cm
Length: 9 inches/23cm (back of handle to front of rim)
Condition: Excellent throughout. Never seen in 30 years a Charles II acanthus leaf tankard designed like this. Completely unique example.