A fine, large and impressive antique early Georgian Newcastle sterling silver quart and a half tankard, made by Robert Makepeace I; part of our Newcastle silverware collection
This fine antique
George II sterling silver quart and a half * has a plain tapering cylindrical form onto a spreading base. tankard
The body of the tankard is encircled with a plain girdle.
To the front of the tankard is a bright cut engraved coat of arms and crest
** of a buck sejant between two laurel-branches.
The border, cover and rim of this impressive tankard are embellished with plain bands of decoration.
antique George II tankard retains the original hallmarked domed cover, surmounted by an impressive thumbpiece embellished with scrolling fluted decoration.
The hinge is decorated with pendant drop style ornamentation.
The large tankard is fitted with an S scroll handle embellished with a shaped terminal.
Georgian quart and a half tankard was crafted by the renowned Newcastle silversmith Robert Makepeace I
*1.5 Imperial quart = 3 pints / 1.7 litres
** The coat of arms and crest pertain to the family Clutterbuck
This fine early provincial Newcastle tankard is very good gauge of silver and fine quality.
It is in excellent condition in keeping with age; two minor dings to the handle do not detract from the overall appearance.
struck to the surface of the body, the lion passant mark and duty mark to the cover are legible althought slightly rubbed in keeping with age. hallmarks
The maker’s mark struck to the handle is rubbed but legible under a 10x magnifier.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of early Georgian silverware.
Length from back of handle to rim 19cm/7.4"
Height to top of thumbpiece 20.4cm/8.1"
Diameter of cover 12.5cm/4.9"
Diameter of base 14.2cm/5.6"
28 troy ounces/871g
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