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SOLD - Newcastle Britannia Standard Silver Tankard - Antique George I

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique early Georgian English Britannia standard silver flat topped tankard made in Newcastle; an addition to our range of collectable silverware

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SOLD - Newcastle Britannia Standard Silver Tankard - Antique George I
SOLD - Newcastle Britannia Standard Silver Tankard - Antique George I

Description


This exceptional antique George I Newcastle Britannia standard silver* tankard has a plain tapering cylindrical form onto a collet style foot.


The surface of this antique silver tankard is plain and unembellished.


The tankard has a band of applied moulded decoration above the collet foot.


This antique early Georgian tankard retains the original fine and impressive double stepped flat hinged hallmarked cover surmounted with the original impressive volute scroll thumbpiece.


The cover is further ornamented with a band of tooled decoration to the rim accented with an applied shaped thumbpiece to the anterior edge.


The hinge is decorated with stepped ornamentation and retains the original pin.


This antique silver tankard is fitted with an S scroll handle ornamented with an impressive shield shaped terminal.


This exceptional and rare tankard, crafted by the collectable silversmith Richard Hobbs, has a fine colour and patination**.


This early Georgian Newcastle made flat top tankard consists fully of original components, making this the finest example of its type advertised for sale at AC Silver.


* Britannia Silver - The Britannia silver standard of 958 (95.84% of fine silver), denoted by the icon of the seated Britannia holding an oval shield, was introduced by William III in 1697. This was to indicate the slightly higher standard of silver from sterling silver standard of 925 (92.5% of fine silver).


**Patination or Patina is a subtle colouration or tarnish which forms on the surface of some metals, produced by oxidation or other chemical processes. A good patina proffers an aesthetically pleasing look.


Date: 1716

Condition


This antique tankard is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the body and to the surface of the cover are all very clear; due to the location of the hallmarks, they are the best you could hope for, in keeping with age.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of early Georgian silverware.


Dimensions


Length from back of handle to rim of cover 18.5cm/7.3"

Height to top of thumbpiece 16.9cm/6.7"

Diameter of cover 12.9cm/5.1"

Diameter of top 11.5cm/4.6”

Diameter of base 12.6cm/4.9"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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