A fine and impressive antique George IV English sterling silver quart tankard; an addition to our silver tankard collection
This fine and impressive antique
George IV sterling silver quart * has a baluster form onto a plain spreading circular foot. tankard
The tankard is embellished with original chased floral, leaf and scroll decoration incorporating a scene depicting two birds in a rural country setting.
The body of this tankard is further ornamented with two scrolling leaf bordered shaped cartouches: the cartouche to one side displays a bright cut engraved crest of a demi-lion rampant. The cartouche to the other side of the tankard displays a coat of arms of a saltire with roundel, above three bars wavy**.
This antique George IV tankard retains the original hinged hallmarked domed cover surmounted with shaped pierced decorated thumbpiece.
The cover is encircled with chased floral and foliage decoration accented with a stylised motif to the top.
The hinge is decorated with pendant drop style ornamentation.
Both the cover and the body of this fine tankard have gilt interiors.
The large tankard is fitted with a fine opposing scroll handle ornamented with a scroll terminals and impressive scrolling acanthus leaf decoration.
*Imperial quart = 2 pints/1.14 litres
These arms are a variant of the family of Watlington, of Caldicot Hill, Aldenham in the County of Hertfordshire.
Further detailed information available on request or on purchase of this item.
antique tankard is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.
The chased decoration is very sharp.
struck to the underside of the tankard and part hallmarks to the cover are all very clear. hallmarks
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.
Length from back of handle to front rim 18cm/7.1"
Height to top of cover 19.7cm/7.7"
Diameter of body 11.5cm/4.6"
31 troy ounces/964g
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