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Sterling Silver Quart Tankard - Antique George III

A magnificent, fine and impressive antique George III English sterling silver quart tankard; an addition to our silver Georgian tankard collection

SKU: A6122

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This exceptional antique George III sterling silver quart* tankard has a plain baluster form onto a spreading circular foot.

The plain body of this Georgian tankard is embellished with an impressive bright cut engraved oval cartouche encompassed with a bead decorated border and bud festoon, tied to the upper portion with a large scrolling ribbon motif.

The cartouche displays the contemporary bright cut engraved crest of a stag's head couped holding in the mouth a branched acorn.

This magnificent Georgian tankard retains the original hinged hallmarked domed cover surmounted with a fine and impressive lobed thumbpiece and encompassed with applied bead ornamentation to the rim.

The hinge is decorated with pendant drop style ornamentation to the upper portion of the handle.

This antique tankard is fitted with an opposing scroll handle ornamented with an impressive volute scroll and pendant drop decorated terminal.

The circular spreading foot is encircled with further applied bead decoration.

Baluster style tankards incorporating bead ornamentation are scarce to the market and this is the finest example of its type you could hope to acquire.

* Imperial quart = 2 pints/1.14 litres

View our full range of silver tankards and drinking vessels at AC Silver

Date: 1781


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

Full hallmarks struck to the underside and cover of the tankard are all very clear.

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


Length from back of handle to rim 18cm/7.1"

Diameter of body 12cm/4.7"

Diameter of foot 11.2cm/4.4"

Height 22cm/8.7"


33.4 troy ounces/1040g

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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