This exceptional antique George IV sterling silver quart tankard has a baluster form onto a plain spreading circular foot. The tankard is embellished with original chased floral, leaf and scroll decoration incorporating a scene depicting two birds in a rural 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 a shaped pierced decorated thumbpiece.
The cover is encircled with chased floral and foliage decoration accented with a stylised motif to the upper portion. The hinge is decorated with pendant drop style ornamentation. The interior of this exceptional tankard retains the original gilding.This large quart tankard is fitted with a fine opposing scroll handle ornamented with a scroll terminals and impressive scrolling leaf decoration. The circular foot is encircled with bands of tooled decoration. These arms are a variant of the family of Watlington, of Caldicot Hill, Aldenham in the County of Hertfordshire. Read this items heraldic identification report. Imperial quart = 2 pints/1.14 litres. This antique quart tankard is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition. The chased decoration is very sharp. Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the body and part hallmarks to the cover are all very clear. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.
Length from back of handle to front rim. Height to top of cover.Maker: Joseph Craddock & William Ker Reid. We are dedicated to ensuring the highest possible quality service to our customers, always going above and beyond!
See the tabs below to read more about our policies. Andrew Campbell founder and owner of AC Silver has been dealing in antique diamond & gemstone jewellery and antique sterling silver since 1977. In addition to his high quality Newcastle-based shop, Andrew has developed what is now an established and internationally recognised online store. For more details see our About Us.FREE OF CHARGE to all customers - including national and international deliveries. The item "Georgian Sterling Silver Quart Tankard 964g" is in sale since Monday, October 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectables\Breweriana\Drinkware, Glasses & Steins\Tankards". The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in Newcastle upon Tyne.
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