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SOLD - Newcastle Sterling Silver Quart Tankard - Antique George II

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

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SOLD - Newcastle Sterling Silver Quart Tankard - Antique George II
SOLD - Newcastle Sterling Silver Quart Tankard - Antique George II

Description


This exceptional George II sterling silver quart* 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 branch and floral bordered cartouche displaying a chevron charged with a five pointed star between three trefoils.


The escutcheon is surmounted with a crest depicting a boar's head erect and erased.


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


This quart tankard is fitted with a hallmarked S scroll handle with an impressive heart shaped terminal in addition to a pendant drop design and the contemporary engraved initials 'KWF' to the upper portion.


This exceptional George II quart tankard, crafted by the renowned Newcastle silversmith John Langlands I, has a fine colour and patination**


This tankard is an exceptional provincial Newcastle example of its type.


* Imperial quart = 2 pints/1.14 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: 1757

Condition


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

This original tankard has some surface blemishes in keeping with age.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the tankard and lion passant struck to the surface of the cover in addition to the maker's mark to the handle 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 of cover 16.5cm/6.5"

Diameter of cover 10.1cm/4"

Diameter of foot 12.5cm/4.9"

Height to top of thumbpiece 16.2cm/6.4"


 
 
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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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