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Newcastle Sterling Silver Tankard by Thomas Makepeace I - Antique Early George II (1732)

An exceptional, fine and impressive, rare antique Georgian Newcastle sterling silver tankard by Thomas Makepeace I; part of our collectable silverware collection

SKU: W8005
Price: £4,950.00
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Newcastle Sterling Silver Tankard by Thomas Makepeace I - Antique Early George II (1732)
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Newcastle Sterling Silver Tankard by Thomas Makepeace I - Antique Early George II (1732)
silver beer tankard
Newcastle Sterling Silver Tankard by Thomas Makepeace I - Antique Early George II (1732)
silver beer tankard
Newcastle Sterling Silver Tankard by Thomas Makepeace I - Antique Early George II (1732)
silver beer tankard
Newcastle Sterling Silver Tankard by Thomas Makepeace I - Antique Early George II (1732)
silver beer tankard
Newcastle Sterling Silver Tankard by Thomas Makepeace I - Antique Early George II (1732)
silver beer tankard
Newcastle Sterling Silver Tankard by Thomas Makepeace I - Antique Early George II (1732)
silver beer tankard
Newcastle Sterling Silver Tankard by Thomas Makepeace I - Antique Early George II (1732)
silver beer tankard
Newcastle Sterling Silver Tankard by Thomas Makepeace I - Antique Early George II (1732)
silver beer tankard
Newcastle Sterling Silver Tankard by Thomas Makepeace I - Antique Early George II (1732)
silver beer tankard
Newcastle Sterling Silver Tankard by Thomas Makepeace I - Antique Early George II (1732)
silver beer tankard
Newcastle Sterling Silver Tankard by Thomas Makepeace I - Antique Early George II (1732)
silver beer tankard
Newcastle Sterling Silver Tankard by Thomas Makepeace I - Antique Early George II (1732)

Description


This exceptional and rare antique George II Newcastle sterling silver tankard has a plain tapering cylindrical form onto a spreading base.


The body of this sterling silver tankard encircled with a plain applied girdle below the bright cut engraved initials 'GAY' framed between a barley stalk and a wheat ear.


The tankard retains the original hallmarked domed hinged cover with an impressive shaped pierced decorated thumbpiece.


The tankard is fitted with an opposing scroll handle which displays the contemporary engraved initials 'GA' surmounted by 'Y' to the handpiece and features a a shield shaped terminal to the lower portion.


The upper portion of the handle is ornamented with a pendant drop design, incorporating the original hinge.


This impressive tankard was crafted by the renowned Newcastle silversmith Thomas Makepeace I.


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Date: 1732

Condition


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

There are a few minor surface blemishes, in keeping with the age and use of the piece.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the body have wear in keeping with age and location.

The maker's mark and lion passant to the rim of the cover, and maker's mark to the handle are clear, apart from the lion passant mark which has wear in keeping with age and location.


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


Dimensions


Length from back of handle to rim 16.5cm/6.5"

Diameter of top 10.5cm/4.9"

Diameter of base 12.6cm/6.5"

Height 18.3cm/7.3"


Weight


25 troy ounces/778g


 
 
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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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