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SOLD - Sterling Silver Quart and a Half Tankard - Antique George II

An exceptional, fine and impressive, large antique George II English sterling silver quart and a half tankard; part of our Georgian silverware collection

SKU: A2986
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SOLD - Sterling Silver Quart and a Half Tankard - Antique George II
SOLD - Sterling Silver Quart and a Half Tankard - Antique George II

Description


This exceptional early Georgian sterling silver quart and a half* tankard has a plain cylindrical tapering form onto a spreading thread decorated foot.


The body of the tankard is encircled with an applied thread decorated girdle below an impressive contemporary engraved rocaille bordered cartouche displaying an entwined foliate design.


This antique George II tankard retains the original hallmarked domed cover surmounted by an impressive volute scrolling thumbpiece.


This quart tankard is fitted with an S scroll handle with an impressive heart shaped terminal in addition to a pendant drop design to the upper portion.


This exceptional George II quart and a half tankard, crafted by the renowned London silversmith Gabriel Sleath, has a fine colour and patination**


*1.5 Imperial quart = 3 pints / 1.7 litres


**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: 1736

Condition


This George II silver quart tankard is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the tankard and part hallmarks struck to the cover are all very clear, in keeping with age and location.


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


Dimensions


Length from back of handle to rim 19.5cm/7.6"

Diameter of base 14.6cm/5.75"

Height to top of thumbpiece 21.7cm/8.6"


 
 
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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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