Large Antique 17th Century Silver Tankard London 1691 Francis Garthorne

£ 16,500.00

A very rare, large, William & Mary silver tankard with a hinged cover.

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A very rare, large, William & Mary silver tankard with a hinged cover. Boasting a cylindrical, plain, hammered body, typical of the period, with extremely rare teardrop beading on the lid and handle. The tankard has an excellent patina and a wonderful lion crest on the cover and bears an ornate cast thumb piece. The body has original hand engraved initials and the base has a historic inscription dated 1690.

Maker:  Francis Garthorne

Origin:  London 1691

Weight:  35 Troy ounces / 1088 grams

Height:  8 inches / 20cm from the foot to the top of thumb piece

Diameter of body: 5 inches / 12.5 cm

Condition: Perfect throughout, beautifully hallmarked

Price:  £16,500