An exceptional, large and impressive antique George II English sterling silver quart and a half tankard; part of our Georgian silverware collection
This exceptional early Georgian sterling silver quart and a half
has a plain cylindrical tapering form onto a spreading thread decorated foot. tankard
The body of the tankard is encircled with an applied thread decorated girdle.
The tankard is embellished with an impressive contemporary engraved rocaille decorated cartouche which displays an entwined foliate design.
This antique George II
tankard retains the original hallmarked domed cover.
The S scroll handle is ornamented with an impressive heart shaped terminal, and surmounted by an impressive scroll decorated thumb piece.
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.
This George II silver tankard is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent condition.
struck to the surface of the tankard and part hallmarks struck to the cover are all very clear considering their age of the piece and placement of the hallmarks. hallmarks
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of early Georgian silverware.
Length from back of handle to rim 19.5cm/7.6"
Height to top of thumbpiece 21.7cm/8.6"
Diameter of base 14.6cm/5.75"
36 troy ounces/1120g
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